Image of Schools, Fake Accounts and RIPAs - advice from the POSH Helpline

Schools, Fake Accounts and RIPAs - advice from the POSH Helpline

24 May 2018

In this blog The Professionals Online Safety Helpline look at what to do about fake accounts on social media.

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UK Government publishes response to Internet Safety Strategy Greenpaper consultation

21 May 2018

Yesterday (Sunday 20th May) the UK Government published its response to the results of the Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper which looks at how we can ensure Britain is the safest place in the world to be online.

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2018 Appropriate Filtering and Monitoring definitions published for consultation

18 May 2018

The UK Safer Internet Centre has reviewed its 'appropriate' filtering and monitoring definitions and is publishing these as draft for consultation until June 15th 2018. The definitions aim to help both schools and providers understand what is considered 'appropriate'.

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Staying safe online whilst livestreaming - advice for parents and carers

15 May 2018

UK Safer Internet Centre Director Will Gardner looks at the IWF's latest livestreaming research and gives advice to parents and carers.

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A parent’s guide to YouTube Restricted Mode

10 May 2018

In this blog we explore the safety feature ‘Restricted Mode’ on YouTube; looking at how it works and some things to be aware of when using it.

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GDPR is coming, but what does it mean to my school?

04 May 2018

General Data Protection Regulation is a change in the legislation regarding how personal data can be stored and used and it comes into effect on the 25th May 2018. But what does it actually mean for schools?

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Having an open and honest conversation about online safety – 5 questions for parents

03 May 2018

In this blog from Childnet, a Partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, Education Officer Phoebe looks at the ways you can start a conversation about online safety with your family.

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YouTube announce new parental controls for YouTube Kids

30 April 2018

Google have announced that it will add more parental controls to its YouTube Kids app.

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Age Restrictions on Social Media Services

25 April 2018

This blog looks at what age restrictions are in place across the most popular social media services, why they exist and what our advice is for parents and young people.

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Professionals Online Safety Helpline update: (January – March 2018)

25 April 2018

The Professionals Online Safety Helpline provides free support to members of the children's workforce in the UK with an online safety concern. In this blog Kat Tremlett, Helpline Practitioner, offers an insight into the type of cases the helpline has been dealing with over the last 3 months.