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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.

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UK Safer Internet Centre a finalist in 2018 ISPA Awards

24 April 2018

We are delighted to announce that the UK Safer Internet Centre has been shortlisted for an ISPA award under the category Best Project or Partnership

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South West Grid for Learning and GDPR in Schools played active role on DfE GDPR Stakeholder Group

23 April 2018

To mark today’s launch of the Department for Education’s GDPR Toolkit for Schools, SWGfL ,a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, and GDPR in Schools, who both helped with its development, have today entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

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SWGfL publishes new GDPR guidance for schools and colleges

19 April 2018

In preparation for new GDPR legislation, SWGfL has published advice and guidance for schools and colleges when it comes to managing personal data.

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IWF publishes latest Annual Report to reveal online child abuse imagery up by a third

18 April 2018

Figures released today by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), show a 37% increase in child sexual abuse URLs, with 65% hosted in Europe.