Increasingly the Professionals Online Safety Helpline gets calls from teachers and schools reporting fake social media accounts. But what can you do? What power do you have to do something about it?
16th November 2021
Our helplines have launched a new resource focusing on ‘Good Online Sexual Health’ (or GOSH for short) for university students. Find out when this resource will be launched and what information will be available to help support students with their online sexual health.
24th August 2021
Over the last few years we have seen our fair share of ‘digital ghost stories’. There are lessons to be learnt each time and with hindsight we can see how these things have gained traction and how we may have even helped increase it’s virality, unintentionally.
16th August 2021
In this blog we’ll look at the impact social media fame can bring to individuals across all ages and consider what factors users should be aware of when wanting to find fame online.
25th June 2021
The purpose of this article is to share an introductory explanation about the dark web, helping to demystify it and also to put forward suggestions about responding if a young person is using the platform
14th June 2021
Carmel Glassbrook from the POSH helpline talks about the importance of looking after ourselves for Mental Health Awareness Week in this latest blog. Find out some things you can do to support your mental health.
10th May 2021
The POSH helpline has released its quarterly report for the start of the year from January to March. Carmel Glassbrook (helpline practitioner) breaks down the key findings around professional’s online safety.
16th April 2021
With lots of talk around the Zara McDermott revenge porn documentary, there are also some crucial points around intimate image abuse for education to be aware of.
10th March 2021
Carmel from the POSH helpline breaks down some guidance for schools to support parents with remote learning.
2nd February 2021
This Safer Internet Day, the POSH Helpline are running a Q & A event to answer your questions about online safety. Put forward your question here and find out more about our topic for this year's theme.
28th January 2021
Schools are having to adapt fast to remote learning once again. The POSH helpline answers some very important questions around how to manage your teaching duties throughout the current lockdown.
13th January 2021
With the launch of the UKSIC Helpline annual report, Carmel Glassbrook has broken down the key findings and highlights in this latest article.
26th November 2020
The POSH helpline has been teaming up with HeadStart Kernow to help and advise them on the new Online Resilience Tool which provides a practical way for education professionals to assess young people’s online behaviour.
20th July 2020
With remote learning now taking full effect, there are a few things to keep in mind if you're a professional or a parent now working from home.
23rd March 2020
Privacy is the number 1 priority for Facebook and associated platforms, moving forward. In his blog, Mark Zuckerberg outlines his vision for a future of ‘privacy focused social networking’, admitting that “frankly we don't currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services,..”
6th March 2020
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