New Research ‘Young People and Sexting — Attitudes and Behaviours’ Published | kentesafety

SWGfL – as part of its work in the UK Safer Internet Centre – with Plymouth University, The Office of the eSafety Commissioner (Australia), and Netsafe (New Zealand) have collaborated on a research programme on young people’s experience of sending and sharing nude and nearly nude images, otherwise known as ‘sexting’.

The purpose of this shared research programme is to better understand the:
prevalence of sending and sharing of both solicited and unsolicited nude or nearly nude images or videos, and young people’s influences and motivations for this behavior.
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CEOP and Brook publish ‘Digital Romance’ report | kentesafety

CEOP and Brook have published new research which aims to explore and understand young people’s everyday use of technology within their relationships, and the ways in which the pleasures, harms and risks of interpersonal relationships may be influenced by technology.

Digital Romance was led by researchers Dr Ester McGeeney (Brook) and Dr Elly Hanson (NCA-CEOP), the research took place between January and May 2017 and used a mixed methods approach involving an online survey, in person focus groups and one-to-one interviews.

The project was motivated by the desire to evolve online safety…

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CEOP and Brook publish ‘Digital Romance’ report | kentesafety

CEOP and Brook have published new research which aims to explore and understand young people’s everyday use of technology within their relationships, and the ways in which the pleasures, harms and risks of interpersonal relationships may be influenced by technology.

Digital Romance was led by researchers Dr Ester McGeeney (Brook) and Dr Elly Hanson (NCA-CEOP), the research took place between January and May 2017 and used a mixed methods approach involving an online survey, in person focus groups and one-to-one interviews.

The project was motivated by the desire to evolve online safety…

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Online Safety at Christmas: 2017 Template Letter and Useful Links for Parents | kentesafety

As Christmas time approaches, with 92% of 5- to 15-year-olds now online (Ofcom 2017), it’s likely that many children and young people will be looking forward to receiving technology based gifts under the tree this year.  This means the festive period is a great opportunity to highlight simple tips to help parents and carers make safer choices when buying new devices. It may also serve as a timely reminder to encourage parents to consider how they can help their children  to keep safer online during the festive period, and beyond.

To help support educational settings the e-Safety Development…

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Online Safety at Christmas: 2017 Template Letter and Useful Links for Parents | kentesafety

As Christmas time approaches, with 92% of 5- to 15-year-olds now online (Ofcom 2017), it’s likely that many children and young people will be looking forward to receiving technology based gifts under the tree this year.  This means the festive period is a great opportunity to highlight simple tips to help parents and carers make safer choices when buying new devices. It may also serve as a timely reminder to encourage parents to consider how they can help their children  to keep safer online during the festive period, and beyond.

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Online Safety Alert – Social Media Concern: Information for Kent Schools | kentesafety

The following advice has been written by the Kent Education Safeguarding Team with approval from the Kent Police POLIT team. A version of this post has already been sent via email to Designated Safeguarding Leads registered with the Education Safeguarding Team area offices.

We have received a number of reports from schools relating to a video of child abuse  which is being shared through a variety of social media channels. This issue predominantly involves Secondary schools, however Primary schools or Early Years settings could be affected where children have older siblings.

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BBClaunch new programme to enable young people to tell the difference between real and fake news | kentesafety

The BBC is launching a new programme supporting secondary school pupils to identify real news and filter out fake or false information.

From March 2018, up to 1,000 schools will be offered mentoring in class, online, or at events from BBC journalists. The initiative will be delivered by the BBC’s media literacy project School Report – a collaboration between BBC Academy and BBC News.

All schools will have free access to online materials including: classroom activities; video tutorials; and an interactive game developed by the Aardman studios where the player gets the chance to find out…

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