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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.


It's all about the Games

30 July 2012

This summer, the UK is alive with Games fever.

But much has changed since the chariot-racing origins of the Games nearly 3,000 years ago, and when asked what games they play, young people are more likely to refer to online and console games...

New Research Highlights from the UKCCIS Evidence group about excessive social networking and cyberbullying

25 July 2012

Today sees the launch of three new Research Highlights from the UKCCIS Evidence Group summarising recent research from Nottingham Trent University about excessive social networking and from Beatbullying about cyberbullying from both a teacher and pupil perspective....