Safety and security

74 chat acronyms every parent needs to know! by Jeri Dash

Acronyms are widely used across the Internet, especially on social media and texting apps. Some of the language that your child uses may seem completely cryptic so we’ve put ... Read More

Let's explore the digital age of consent by Charlotte Aynsley

The Digital Age of Consent You may or may not have noticed but back in December last year the European Parliament considered whether we should change the age of consent when ... Read More

Internet Safety: Making Online Safety a Priority by Kat Howard

Internet safety has been a key part of many schools’ agendas for almost a decade, but with the introduction of OFSTED’s latest safeguarding measures and the recent launch of ... Read More

Internet Safety: Empowering, Not Prohibiting by Kate Brady

With the sheer volume of sites and apps to monitor within the school environment, some institutions feel their students will be better protected if they remove all access to ... Read More

Internet Safety: How Keyword Monitoring Can Help Safeguard Students by Kate Brady

Recent social, cultural and behavioural shifts, coupled with the explosion of content, the widespread availability of inappropriate material, growing concerns over online ... Read More

Internet Safety: Online Grooming and ‘Stranger Danger’ by Kat Howard

In many of the secondary schools I visit, a number of social networking sites and apps are becoming increasingly problematic. Beyond the more obvious sites like Facebook, ... Read More

Internet Safety: The Importance of Clear Escalation Routes by Kat Howard

The increase in freely-available, inappropriate images, as well as inappropriate behaviour amongst students in certain age ranges, has given rise to more serious breaches of ... Read More

Schoolchildren could be working until they're 100 by Becca Wren

"If you are a school today, what are you preparing your children for when they are moving into a world where they could live up to 120?" This is the view of Rohit Talwar, ... Read More

Online safety and parental engagement by Jeri Dash

One of the core principles of a successful online safety strategy is engagement outside the school gates. Essentially this means that online safety isn't just something ... Read More

Changes to Google searches and the impact on your school by Jeri Dash

From tomorrow 23rd June 2015 Google will make significant changes to the way it returns search results in any Google searches, including Google Image searches. What does ... Read More

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