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Certificate of Online Safety updates

November 2017 Updates to content Peer-to-peer grooming is becoming an increasing problem, particularly with regard to encouraging sharing of inappropriate images. Games of ‘dare’ are being used which start small but lead the victim towards sharing of naked images. Our grooming unit has been updated to raise awareness of this and to encourage children to Read more about Certificate of Online Safety updates[…]

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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[…]

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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?[…]