Quarter of young people admit to bullying

New research from the think-tank Demos has found that 26% of 16-18 year olds surveyed admitted they had ‘bullied or insulted someone else online’. It also indicated that there is a gender imbalance in this, with 32% of boys involved in online bullying in comparison to 22% of girls. These figures are of course likely Read more about Quarter of young people admit to bullying[…]


The fourth pillar of education

“Digital literacy should be the fourth pillar of a child’s education alongside reading, writing and mathematics”. “No child should leave school without an adequate standard of digital literacy”. These are just two of the quotes from the recently published House of Lords report ‘Growing up with the internet’. The report acknowledges the benefits the Internet Read more about The fourth pillar of education[…]

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Twitter – a career killer in 2016?

The year 2016 marked the tenth birthday of Twitter. Following a decade of people expressing their thoughts, musings and observations in 140 characters or less you would think that we would all be a little more aware of the damage we can do to ourselves with the world’s most popular micro-blogging website. Unfortunately, this does Read more about Twitter – a career killer in 2016?[…]


Revenge porn amongst children

Revenge pornography has received much coverage this week with the publication of statistics on prosecutions since the new ‘Revenge Porn’ legislation came into effect in April 2015. The crime often involves an ex-partner uploading sexual images of the victim to cause the victim humiliation or embarrassment. In the few months from the law coming into Read more about Revenge porn amongst children[…]


OSA 3-Step Safeguarding Package

“It is essential that children are safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material.” “Governing bodies and proprietors should ensure children are taught about safeguarding, including online.” DfE Safeguarding Regulations from September 2016 Are you ready to meet these new measures? The OSA 3-step safeguarding package combines three powerful tools to enhance safeguarding and the online safety Read more about OSA 3-Step Safeguarding Package[…]


The tragic case of Kayleigh Haywood

This week saw the conclusion of the trial and sentencing of those responsible for the tragic murder of 15-year-old-school girl Kayleigh Haywood in Leicestershire last year. As the two men responsible begin their prison sentences a number of details of the case have been revealed. One detail in particular is something that all parents and Read more about The tragic case of Kayleigh Haywood[…]