Articles by Kathryn Tremlett
SWGfL's Helplines - Quarter 1 2019 Update
Harmful Content Manager, Kathryn Tremlett, gives us an update of SWGfL's Helplines, including our newest service, Report Harmful Content. We are also given an insight into the top issues the children's workforce and the general public are facing online.
16th May 2019
Harmful Content Online - An Explainer
Do you know what harmful content online is? And would you know what to do if you came across it? Our colleagues at Report Harmful Content Online explain.
16th January 2019
The latest email scam: sextortion
There's always some inventive scam trying to con you out of money doing the rounds. And this latest trend is particularly colourful.
29th October 2018
Back to School: Social Media advice for teachers from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline
In this blog, Kat Tremlett – Professionals Online Safety Helpline Practitioner, looks at some of the key questions posed by teachers about how to manage the growing role of social media.
31st August 2018
From Gaming to Safeguarding concerns: The Professionals Online Safety Helpline quarterly update
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline provides free support to members of the children's workforce in the UK with an online safety concern. In this blog Kat Tremlett, Helpline Practitioner, offers an insight into the type of cases the helpline has been dealing with over the last 3 months.
19th July 2018
Professionals Online Safety Helpline update: (Jan - Mar 2018)
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline provides free support to members of the UK's children's workforce with an online safety concern. This is an insight into the type of cases the helpline has been dealing with over the last 3 months.
25th April 2018
Why Compulsory RSE is so important
To celebrate International Women's Day 2018, we look at proposals to allow parents to withdraw young people from RSE classes and discuss why it's a backward step.
8th March 2018
Parenting in a Digital Age: Call simulator apps, it's your call
Following recently articles about apps which promise to call you as various different cartoon characters. Kat Tremlett looks at the dangers these apps pose and what parents can do to protect young people.
31st January 2018
Safeguarding: Advice for professionals this Safer Internet Day
Professionals Online Safety Helpline offers advice on what to do if a young person comes to you with an online safety concern.
30th January 2018
All different, all equal: A guide to managing bullying in schools
This Anti Bullying Week, Kat Tremlett, from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline, gives her advice for professionals who are concerned about cyberbullying.
15th November 2017
Back to school - supporting young people in the new year
As we settle into another school year, Kat Tremlett, Professionals Online Safety Helpline practitioner, thinks about the challenges facing young people.
12th September 2017
How to talk to young people about extremism online
Advice from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH) to help professionals talk to young people about extremism online.
5th June 2017
Unmasking online anonymity
For many, anonymity allows them to express themselves freely online. But be careful what mask you put on. Be a superhero, not a villain.
11th May 2017
Are there any young tech pioneers in your school who are using tech to help solve a problem in their local community? If so, make sure they are nominated for BT’s Young Pioneer Award!
26th March 2017
6 tips to keep young people safe on Social Media
It’s important that young people take care when chatting online, but equally the message needs to reflect society’s trends.
17th January 2017
Top Tips for Schools Engaging Parents through Social Media
schools everywhere are embracing the use of social media to share key information with their children's families. As for parents and schools, we need to prepare for the worst and have robust systems in place to help unpick any peculiar curve balls thrown your ways...
23rd September 2016
Agar.io – What’s it all about?
Mention the word Agar to today’s youth, and they will probably likely associate it with Agar.io, an online multiplayer game. It's harmless fun, but none the less it does cause issues
1st June 2016
POSH wins Digital Safety Award!
We are delighted to announce that our Professionals Online Safety Helpline has won an Internet Matters Digital Safety Award!
26th May 2016
5 things parents should know about Instagram
In the world of social media, one of the hottest platforms at the moment is the photo sharing platform Instagram, especially with young people. Here are the answers to 5 top questions you may have about it
18th May 2016
5 Steps to a Safer ooVoo
There’s been quite a bit of chat about the app ooVoo on the helpline recently, particularly in relation to younger user's safety. With that in mind, here are 5 steps to a safer ooVoo.
5th May 2016