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Participate in a study on parental attitudes towards children’s use of computer games and the Internet

20 August 2012

Understanding parental mediation of, and attitudes towards, computer games and Internet usage

Do you have a child who plays computer games? Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire are looking for parents of children under 16 who play computer games several...

Win up to £10,000 in the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards

15 August 2012

The search is on for this year’s TalkTalk Digital Heroes, and there are awards of up to £10,000 for individuals and groups who use digital technology to help their communities.

TalkTalk, the communications company, is running the awards for the fifth year and has...

Common Sense Media study on how U.S. teenagers view social media

03 August 2012

On 26th June 2012 Common Sense Media published its latest survey entitled "Social Media, Social Life: How Teens View Their Digital Lives" around how U.S teenagers view the impact of social media on their lives. The national survey involved 13-17 year olds and revealed some interesting findings...

Ofsted and Esafety: a renewed focus

03 August 2012

Esafety is one of those areas of safeguarding that never seems desperately important until things go belly-up; only then do a host of authorities appear to point out the massive gaps that you missed. The recent SCR at a North Somerset First School where a member of staff had been systematically...

PEGI now the age rating system for video games in the UK

02 August 2012

New rules have come into force meaning that it will be illegal for retailers to sell video games rated 12, 16 or 18 to anyone under that age. These new rules are part of a transformation in video game regulation, with a simplified ratings system which is now in effect.