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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.

An Introduction to Social Media

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Social media is the term we give to websites and apps that allow us to connect with each other and share photos and comments. Today, social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram are used by billions of people every single day.

Filters and Photo Enhancing Apps

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Online Challenges

  • Available On Demand

Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Online Messaging Apps

  • Available On Demand

Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Social Media Apps

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Tagging and Sharing

  • Available On Demand

Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Likes and Reactions

  • Available On Demand

Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Social Media Influencers

  • Available On Demand

Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Friends and Followers

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Social Media & Violence: Preventative Strategies for School Leaders

  • Available On Demand

In this webinar Craig Pinkney will be highlighting the extent of social media violence looking at some origins and forms of violence as well as its contributors on social media platforms.

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 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.

7 Top Tips for Supporting Children to Express Themselves Safely Online

  • Published 3rd February 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on supporting children to express themselves safely online. The past year has left many children feeling uncertain and worried. So this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week has adopted the theme of ‘express yourself’. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as celebrating their identity, supporting their interests and enabling emotional expression.

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 Persuasive Design

  • Published 7th October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on persuasive design. Social media can be really addictive, and sites want to keep users on their platforms for as long as possible. The guide takes a look at how to tackle potential risks such as online addiction.

What Parents Need to Know About Video Streaming Apps & Sites

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the Streaming. Streaming is the latest step in a journey that’s taken us all the way from records and cassettes to CDs and DVDs and, more recently, to downloads. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online scams, online addiction and inappropriate content.

What Parents Need to Know About Music Streaming Apps & Sites

  • Published 16th September 2020

A free online safety guide on Music Streaming Apps & Sites, which allow people to listen to music on their devices, as well as giving users access to millions of songs and artists from around the world.

What Parents Need to Know About Online Content: 10 Tips to Keep Your Children Safe Online

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online content: 10 tips to keep your children safe online. The internet has transformed the ability to access content. Many apps that children use are dependent on user-generated content which can encourage freedom of expression, imagination and creativity. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age inappropriate content, privacy issues and mental health.

What Parents Need to Know About Friends & Followers

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on ‘friends & followers’. What makes social media actually ‘social’ are the connections users make with other users on the platforms. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online bullying, catfishing and access to private information.

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 Instagram

  • Published 19th August 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Instagram. Instagram is a hugely popular social networking app with over 1 billion users worldwide. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as exposing your child’s location, in-app purchases and poor mental wellbeing.

What Parents Need to Know About Facebook Messenger

  • Published 27th May 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Facebook Messenger. Facebook Messenger is a communication and chat application which is part of the wider Facebook platform and has been a standalone app on mobile devices since 2011. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as cyberbullying, screen addiction and secret conversations.

What Parents Need to Know About Facebook

  • Published 29th January 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Facebook. Facebook is an online social media platform that has over 2 billion users across the globe. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as the addictive nature of Facebook, cyberbullying and the impact social media can have on your child’s future.

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok

  • Published 8th January 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on TikTok. TikTok is a video-sharing social media app available on iOS and Android which lets users create, share, and view user created videos in a similar manner to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online predators, the addictive nature of TikTok and age-inappropriate content.

12 Social Media Safety Tips

  • Published 4th December 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 12 social media online safety tips for children with new devices. With Christmas only a few weeks away, many of you will be using social media to share your excitement with friends and family. The guide takes a look at a number of tips on social media such as don’t accept friend requests from strangers, block online bullies and to never share your personal information with people you don’t know.

What Parents Need to Know About Sadfishing

  • Published 23rd October 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Sadfishing. ‘Sadfishing’ is described as a behavioural trend where people make exaggerated claims about their emotional problems to generate sympathy and attention. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as oversharing, cyberbullying and online grooming.

What Parents Need to Know About YouTube Kids

  • Published 25th September 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on YouTube Kids. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as targeted advertising, viewing time and inappropriate videos.

What Parents Need to Know About Social Pressures Linked to ‘Social Media Influencers’

  • Published 11th September 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Social Pressures linked to 'Social Media Influencers'. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as body image, bad habits and unrealistic role models.

What Parents Need to Know About Social Pressures Linked To ‘Friends and Followers’

  • Published 4th September 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Social Pressures linked to 'Friends and Followers.' The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as fake friends, friend envy and being followed by strangers.

What Parents Need to Know About Social Pressures Linked To ‘Likes’

  • Published 28th August 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Social Pressures linked to 'Likes'. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as self-esteem damage, addiction and competitiveness.

What Parents Need to Know About FaceApp

  • Published 24th July 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on FaceApp. FaceApp, an app by Wireless Lab which uses uploaded images of someone’s face, and allows them to add a variety of filters making themselves look older, younger, appear with different hair colour and so on. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online crime, access and copycat apps.

What Parents Need to Know About Telegram

  • Published 3rd July 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Telegram. Telegram is a free messaging service which is very similar to WhatsApp. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as secret chats, hacking and access to illegal content.

What Parents Need to Know About Social Media & Mental Health; The Positive and Negative Impacts

  • Published 26th June 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Social Media & Mental Health; The Positive and Negative Impacts. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, addiction and cyberbullying.

What Parents Need to Know About Likee

  • Published 5th June 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on LIKEE. LIKEE is a popular video creation and editing app. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online grooming, cyberbullying and inappropriate content.

What Parents Need to Know About YOLO

  • Published 29th May 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on YOLO. YOLO is an anonymous question and answer app that works in combination with Snapchat. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as anonymity, cyberbullying and age verification.

What Parents Need to Know About Social Media & Mental Health

  • Published 15th May 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Social Media & Mental Health and the impacts social media has on the mental health of children and young people. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, anxiety and modern pressures.

What Parents Need to Know About Discord

  • Published 8th May 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Discord. Discord is the most popular communication tool for gamers. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as inappropriate content, sexual imagery and cyberbullying.

What Parents Need to Know About Tumblr

  • Published 1st May 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Tumblr. Tumblr is a popular social media platform and microblogging site with over 463 million blogs on its platform. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, oversharing and fake news.

What Parents Need to Know About YouTube

  • Published 10th April 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on YouTube. YouTube is a popular video streaming service. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content and privacy.

What Parents Need to Know About Online Challenges

  • Published 3rd April 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Online Challenges. Online Challenges are a constantly emerging and evolving trend. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, physical harm and injury.

What Parents Need to Know About Twitter

  • Published 19th December 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Twitter. Twitter is a social networking site where users can post ‘tweets’ or short messages, photos and videos publicly. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as trolls, fake news and propaganda.

What Parents Need to Know About Kik

  • Published 12th December 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Kik. Kik is a free messaging app used by 300 million people worldwide that lets users exchange messages, photos, videos, GIFs and webpages via a Wi-Fi connection or data plan. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online grooming, sexting and fake profiles.

What Parents Need to Know About Twitch

  • Published 28th November 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Twitch. Twitch is a gaming-focussed live-streaming service, owned by Amazon, where you can watch others play games live and listen to commentary as they play. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violent games, unwanted contact and adult content.

What Parents Need to Know About LiveMe

  • Published 21st November 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on LiveMe. LiveMe is a streaming video app that lets you watch live streams and broadcast your own live videos to anyone interested. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online grooming, cyberbullying and privacy & security.

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.

What Parents Need to Know About WhatsApp

  • Published 12th September 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on WhatsApp. WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with more than 1.5 billion people in more than 180 countries using it to send and receive texts, photos, videos and documents, as well as make voice and video calls through an Internet or Wi-Fi connection. This guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as bullying, connecting with strangers and scams.

What Parents Need to Know About Yubo

  • Published 2nd May 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Yubo. Yubo is a location-based social networking app which used to be called 'Yellow', and has been dubbed ‘Tinder for teens’ in the media due to its similarities with adult dating app, in which users swipe to find matches. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online grooming, privacy & security and bullying .

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