Category Archives: esafeguarding

Life in ‘Likes’

Last week saw the release of the Life in ‘Likes’ report from the children’s commissioner, this report explores how children aged 8 – 12 use social media in their lives and what impact this can have on their well-being. It … Continue reading

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Parent’s guide to technology

This time of year can be very challenging for parents and grandparents who want to buy the latest game or technology for their loved ones. This could be a smartphone, games and games consoles. For advice on games, a great … Continue reading

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Social Media and Violence

Social media now plays a central role in the lives of young people in the UK, with the vast majority of teenagers using smartphones and tablets to access online platforms throughout their waking hours. The integration of social media into … Continue reading

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Google have a new Internet Safety Game

Google have just launched a new game that teaches internet safety called Interland. You can play it for free here  

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Growing Up Digital

This is a new report from the children’s commissioner, Anne Longfield, that has a lot of material that will be interesting to educators including: One third of internet users are under 18 3-4 year olds spend 8 hours a week … Continue reading

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Understanding Ofsted and Online Safety – Achieving the E-Safety Mark at your school

Last year Ofsted published Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings that contained significant changes regarding how Inspectors consider Online Safety and Online Bullying within a Safeguarding inspection. In September this year the DfE published Keeping children safe … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and is coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre. Safer Internet Day … Continue reading

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Myrtle Park Digital Leaders at BETT

Around October 2015 I was contacted by Chris Sharples (@Gr8ICT) to discuss arranging for some Bradford Digital Leaders to present at the National BETT show in London with regard to the Digital Leader Academy we run in Bradford. Myrtle Park Primary have … Continue reading

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(e)Safeguarding advice for SLTs and Governors

Back in September 2015 Ofsted published changes to the way it inspects all early years, education and skills settings, including schools and we wrote a blog post about is available here.  Since then we have created a short summary document … Continue reading

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