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Autism and online safety: new toolkit launched for secondary schools

03 June 2014

Childnet today [3 June 2014] l aunched the STAR Toolkit , a new online safety resource that offers practical advice and teaching activities to help secondary schools explore internet safety with young people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Developed in partnership...

2 weeks to go until BeatBullying’s The Big March

27 May 2014

On 11th June BeatBullying are staging The Big March , a global virtual demonstration against bullying.

Taking place across hundreds of European websites, The Big March will be a 48 hour online take-over in which special BeatBullying Avatars will march over the Beat Bullying...

Facebook launches Bullying Prevention Hub

22 May 2014

Facebook has launched a Bullying Prevention Hub in the UK to help teens, families and schools to prevent and respond to cyberbullying.

The hub includes advice for teens about what to do if they are being bullied on Facebook, including advice about reporting as well as some conversation starter...

Instant Messaging Apps

16 May 2014

Over the last few months quite a few new messaging apps have been released giving young people different spaces to share secrets anonymously online (Whisper and Yik Yak to name a couple).

Just as a Sat Nav uses Global Positioning System (GPS) data to locate where you are in your car, these apps...

Internet Matters

13 May 2014

The UK’s four biggest internet service providers (ISPs) - Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk and BT - have combined forces to launch a campaign designed to promote awareness of internet safety.

Mother and daughter, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Janet Ellis launched the campaign this...