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Should young people be left to their own devices at school?

24 May 2019

Should young people be allowed to bring their own devices into school? Some schools ban; some schools allow; and some have a hybrid policy, but what is the correct answer? David Wright, SWGfL and UKSIC Director looks at the case for and against BYOD.

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Childnet Film Competition 2019 – taking a closer look at the prizes

23 May 2019

The prizes for the Film Competition have arrived! The prizes will be given at the finalists’ event at the BFI in London on the 3rd of July and will be awarded for the first, second and third placed entries in both categories. This means any team who is shortlisted will be winning a...

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Hack online hate with the SELMA Toolkit

22 May 2019

The SELMA Toolkit is an interactive set of tools and materials to support young people to understand what hate speech is, how it affects them and those around them, and what we can do together to make a difference.

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Consultation now Open: Appropriate Filtering and Monitoring for Education Settings

21 May 2019

The UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) has reviewed its 'appropriate' filtering and monitoring definitions and is publishing these as a draft for consultation. The definitions aim to help both schools and providers understand what is considered 'appropriate'. The consultation is open to industry, schools and the public until 14th June 2019.

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Introducing the Childnet Film Competition Judges

20 May 2019

Entries for the Childnet Film Competition close on Monday 10th June, so with less than one month left to enter we look at some of the key things to know, including a sneak peek at this year’s judging panel!

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Childhood lasts a lifetime

16 May 2019

On 25 April the IWF launched ‘Once upon a year’, their 2018 Annual Report. Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE DL hosted the launch and talked about it on a blog. Guidance: This blog contains content of a sensitive nature and addresses the issue of the sexual abuse of children.

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Well-Being Tips for Teachers

16 May 2019

Research shows that 69% of teachers are stressed at work and people are leaving the profession at a faster rate than ever before, but we don’t need academic research to see that teaching has become an increasingly stressful job. Carmel Glassbrook, Professionals Online Safety Helpline Practitioner, offers her top tips to help educators look after themselves .

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'It has given me the confidence that I can make a difference' - Looking at the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme

13 May 2019

Throughout January to March this year, Childnet conducted its annual survey to gain feedback on the Digital Leaders Programme.

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SELMA: Promoting tolerance and empathy online

10 May 2019

Online hate speech is a growing problem, with abusive comments from peers one of the key causes of upset online for young people. This is why UK Safer Internet Centre partner, SWGfL, is working alongside European partners to help deliver SELMA, a two year project that aims to tackle the problem of online hate speech by promoting mutual awareness, tolerance, and respect.

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Setting up parental controls on Netflix

07 May 2019

In this blog we look at what parental controls are available on Netflix and how you can work with your family to implement the tools that work for you.