Subscribe to the new Kent Online Safety blog | kentesafety

The online safety blog has recently moved to a new location.

If you haven’t updated your favourites with the new address, you may have missed the following posts:
Online Safety within Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018
Online Safety Briefing: Term 5 2017-18
Survey of Headteachers and Designated Safeguarding Leads regarding online abuse
IWF publish research on child sex abuse via live-streaming – implications and links for schools

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The Online Safety blog is moving home! | kentesafety

As part of the development of The Education People, the Kent online safety blog is moving to a new home. You can still expect the same quality information and content to be posted, just in a different location!

The most helpful and popular posts from the current blog have already been transferred over to the Education People site. They can be searched and accessed using the helpful category tags, although please be aware some tags are still being updated.

To get you started:
Online safety
Online safety template letters
Online safety alerts
Online safety resources for parents/carers…

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Online Safety Briefing: Term 4 2017-18 #esafety #onlinesafety | kentesafety

This is the 4th edition (Feb-March) of the Kent Education Safeguarding Team’s Online Safety briefings 2017-18. The aim of these posts is to help Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in educational settings keep up to date with of some of the emerging online safety issues and research which may be of interest.

The following links are not endorsed, controlled or promoted by Kent County Council. This briefing should not be shared or forwarded directly to children, young people or parents/carers due to the sensitive and potentially distressing nature of some content.

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Being Smart with Your Smartphone – New resource for KS2 from Childnet and PSA | kentesafety

Childnet International and the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) have worked together to create a lesson called Being Smart with Your Smartphone, this resource is designed for teachers to use with 8-11 year olds. The lesson highlights that it is possible to spend real money through your smartphone and gives key strategies to avoid any mishaps.

The resources are split into 3 parts;
The Teacher Pack contain detailed lesson plan and extension activities. The lesson looks at the different ways that young people can spend money through their phones (such as in-app purchases or voting on a TV…

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Google and Parent Zone launch new KS2 resources: Be Internet Legends | kentesafety

Google and Parent Zone have collaborated on a new internet safety resource for use with Key Stage 2 pupils in UK primary schools. The ‘Be Internet Legends‘ curriculum is a PSHE Association accredited scheme of work and is free for KS2 teachers to order.

Containing lesson plans, support materials, worksheets, poster and stickers, curriculum packs will be delivered to schools to encourage discussion and exploration of issues such as appropriate behaviour, critical thinking and risk-spotting. The aim of the resources are to make young people safer and more confident explorers of the online…

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BBC launch new resources to challenge young people to spot “fake news” | kentesafety

The BBC have publish a collection of free online resources as part of BBC School Report’s annual News Day.

The resources are suitable for children and young people aged 11-18 and include online videos and lessons plans and an interactive ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ style game “BBC iReporter” produced with Academy Award-winning animation studios Aardman Animation. The game, which can be played on mobile, tablet and desktop, aims to help young people learn to a range of journalism skills and experience for themselves some of the decisions journalists face – like checking facts and sources,…

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Inquiry into the Impact of Cyberbullying on Social Media on Children and Young People’s Mental Health Published | kentesafety

Last year, Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham, in partnership with YoungMinds and The Children’s Society, set up an inquiry into the impact of cyberbullying on children and young people’s mental health.

A survey, published today was carried out by YoungMinds and The Children’s Society; the inquiry took oral and written evidence from young people – including an online survey of 1,089 young people aged 11-25 – social media companies, mental health experts and children’s charities in order to explore the impact of cyberbullying on children and young people’s mental health. Its panel included…

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