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County Lines: Understanding How Criminal Gangs Are Targeting Children Online

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide headteachers, designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), teachers and all school staff with an understanding of how the risks associated with county lines and child criminal exploitation have developed through the COVID-19 pandemic, with a rise in online grooming.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Using Zoom

  • Available On Demand

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, there is an expectation that schools will have contingency plans in place for the provision of remote education and blended learning, should individuals or groups of pupils need to self-isolate. This in turn assumes mastery of the latest video communications technology.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Using Teams

  • Available On Demand

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, there is an expectation that schools will have contingency plans in place for the provision of remote education and blended learning, should individuals or groups of pupils need to self-isolate. This in turn assumes mastery of the latest video communications technology.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Using Loom

  • Available On Demand

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, there is an expectation that schools will have contingency plans in place for the provision of remote education and blended learning, should individuals or groups of pupils need to self-isolate. This in turn assumes mastery of the latest video communications technology.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Using Google Classroom

  • Available On Demand

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, there is an expectation that schools will have contingency plans in place for the provision of remote education and blended learning, should individuals or groups of pupils need to self-isolate. This in turn assumes mastery of the latest video communications technology.

An Introduction to Online Platforms

  • Available On Demand

Most kids use social media and other online platforms as much as adults do, and often in the same ways. It can provide an escape from real life, a chance to build an identity, or simply a form of entertainment.

What Parents Need to Know About Roblox

  • Published 28th April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Roblox. With more than 150 million users worldwide, Roblox is one of the most popular video games of recent times. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as in-app purchases, online dating and chat functionality

What Parents Need to Know About Snapchat

  • Published 14th April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Snapchat. Snapchat is a photo- and video-sharing app which also allows users to chat with friends via text or audio. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as sexting, strangers and excessive use.

What Parents Need to Know About Chatroulette

  • Published 31st March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Chatroulette. In the words of its creator, Chatroulette “pairs random users for webcam-based conversations”. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, hacking and blackmailing scams.

What Parents Need to Know About Rec Room

  • Published 24th March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Rec Room. Rec Room is a social hangout game, where users meet up with friends to explore and create rooms, each containing a different experience. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online bullying, questionable connections and sexual content.

What Parents Need to Know About Signal

  • Published 3rd March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Signal. Signal is a multimedia messaging service (previously known as TextSecure) that provides secure chats between users. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as a false sense of security, vulnerability to hackers and disappearing messages.

What Parents Need to Know About Clubhouse

  • Published 24th February 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Clubhouse. Clubhouse is an audio-only social media networking app that is currently available only to Apple users. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, no age verification and insufficient safety protocols.

What Parents Need to Know About WeChat

  • Published 27th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on WeChat. WeChat is an all-in-one communications app for free text messaging, voice and video calls, photo sharing and games. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, strangers and drug dealing.

What Parents Need to Know About eBay

  • Published 20th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on eBay. eBay is the world’s biggest online auction platform: a digital emporium where you can buy practically anything, new or used. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as off-site communication, age-inappropriate and illegal items.

What Parents Need to Know About Tellonym

  • Published 14th October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Tellonym. Tellonym is a messaging network that allows children to send messages to each other anonymously. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as how to help protect your child’s mental health, how to keep personal profiles private and risks of online grooming.

What Parents Need to Know About Triller

  • Published 2nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Triller. Triller is a social media video sharing app. Unlike TikTok and many other video sharing apps, Triller focuses more on making creative music videos. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mature content, cyberbullying and unauthorised sharing of your child’s video.

What Parents Need to Know About Microsoft Teams

  • Published 10th June 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams, or simply ‘Teams’, is a platform that allows for collaborative working, either as students or as professionals, using communication capabilities through audio, video and instant messaging. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hackers, viruses and cyberbullying.

What Parents Need to Know About Netflix

  • Published 22nd April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Netflix. Launched in 1997, Netfl¬ix is now one of the world’s leading online streaming services, providing users with unlimited access to a huge selection of TV shows and films. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen addiction, inappropriate content and hackers.

What Parents Need to Know About Disney+

  • Published 17th April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Disney+. Disney+ is the latest big player in the TV streaming market. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hackers, age-inappropriate content and outdated cultural depictions.

What Parents Need to Know About Zoom

  • Published 8th April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Zoom. Founded in 2011, Zoom is one the world’s leading video conferencing software providers. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as ‘Zoom Bombing’, phishing and privacy concerns.

What parents need to know about Houseparty

  • Published 25th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Houseparty. Houseparty is a live streaming app described as a face-to-face social network where people ‘drop in’ on each other to video chat, leave messages and hang out in groups. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as strangers joining your child’s call, cyberbullying and in-app purchases.

What Parents Need to Know About Omegle

  • Published 11th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Omegle. Omegle is a website that pairs random strangers for live text or video chats. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as pornographic content, cyberbullying and the chats being unmoderated.

Safer Apps and Games for Children

  • Published 30th October 2019

This week's free online safety guides focus on three handy guides for parents and carers with suggested safer apps and games for children. The guides take a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age appropriate content and games, age ratings and more.

What Parents Need to Know About Managing What your Children Watch on TV

  • Published 17th July 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on managing what your children watch on Television. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as unrated content, inappropriate content and screen time.

What Parents Need to Know About Reddit

  • Published 26th September 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Reddit. Reddit is a site that blends the idea of a social network with news, discussion forums and various other media. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as fake news, trolling and talking with strangers.

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