How does VPN technology work and how can it protect young people?
Millions of teenagers worry about body image and identify social media as a key cause – new survey by the Mental Health Foundation
Is social media a dangerous risk to young people or a powerful support network? Have your say
Childnet launches new resources to support young people as only 15% of 11-14s say they know where to go to find reliable information about sex and relationships.
Free Data Protection (GDPR) refresher training for Safeguarding Essentials members
Children’s charity call on all to ‘Step Up, Speak Up’ to end sexual harassment online
Join the Fight Against Child Sexual Exploitation
10 years of the Childnet Film Competition highlights how peer education can help keep children safe online.
When the Internet and social media turn a fad into a global craze
Could online training provide the most cost-effective and time-saving solution to staff training?
5 approaches that help schools tackle knife crime
Mindfulness shows children how to recognise and learn how to move away from the harmful effects of screen time
Young people struggle to resolve “consent confusion” online
Children’s online time has settled at just over two hours per day, as a new study by Ofcom uncovers the reasons young people are drawn to video services such as Netflix and YouTube.
The new NetSupport and eCadets Online Safety Almanac gives a timely and unique insight into the most up-to-date online safety research, relevant to schools and colleges.
Our partners at tootoot are offering a free trial of their anti-bullying platform
Latest report suggests the harmful effects of excessive screen time are overrated
Headline results from our recent mobile phone survey
Almost half of young people experiencing mental health concerns turn to their teachers for support
Highlights from the 2017/18 report relating to Safeguarding
Our current survey has revealed that 71% of respondents so far believe that students should be banned from having mobile phones in school
Encourage pupils to work together for a better internet with our annual competition
Changes to local safeguarding provisions have begun, but what does this mean for schools?
Children want adults to show more respect for each other ahead of Anti-Bullying Week
It’s crucial to have open, honest chats with young people about the people they meet online.
To ban or not ban mobile phones in schools - the debate continues
New report reveals what kids think about war and terrorism
Young people and mental health in a changing world
Our partners at Friendly WiFi discuss the topic of public WiFi accessibility
Only 68% of schools reported that all staff are receiving regular e-safety training and updates.
Pupil voice week takes place from 24th - 28th September
Across the UK, thousands of social media users are gearing up for the start of the first ever mass-participation social media-free month, Scroll Free September, which kicks off tomorrow (1 September 2018).
Young people create award-winning films to inspire others to ‘Connect with respect’ and inspire others to create a better internet.
Protecting young people from grooming
We've teamed up with our partners at Friendly WiFi to offer subsidised membership
Highlighting the areas of the KCSIE guidance that schools and settings need to be aware of
Are mobile devices a positive or negative influence in schools?
Promoting safe watching and sharing of online videos
Next week sees both Stand Up To Bullying and Stop Cyberbullying Day address the issue of bullying
Live streaming: protecting children from exploitation
What schools need to know about the impending changes to the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance
As data handlers of personal and sensitive data, schools along with other organisations are marked under GDPR for essential changes.
Is there a line between banter and bullying?
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place between 14th and 20th May 2018
A reminder of the safeguarding and e-safety related events and activities held throughout the year
Ideas and suggestions to help improve parental engagement in e-safety issues
Join the Fight Against Child Sexual Exploitation
Online safety charity Childnet call on young people to ‘Connect with respect’ and enter their Film Competition
Today marks the start of National Safeguarding Month with UK Youth launching their #KeepMeSafe campaign
Safeguarding Essentials - the new school resource from Kodo launches 12th April
A look back at the last five years of E-safety Support and a look forward to the future of safeguarding.
Highlights from the UK Safer Internet Centre report into the role of technology in young people's relationships
See the winning entries for our annual Safer Internet Day competition
Encourage pupils to play their part for a better Internet with our E-safety Twitter Competition
Safer Internet Day 2018 will take place on Tuesday 6th February with the theme ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you.’
Highlights from the latest Ofcom, Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes Report 2017
Buying new tech for your children this Christmas? Don’t forget about online safety
Presents unwrap more than paper
26 per cent of the 16-18 year olds have ‘bullied or insulted someone else’ online
Duke of Cambridge Launches National Action Plan to Tackle Cyberbullying
What makes young people turn to extremism?
Let’s celebrate uniqueness in November’s Anti-Bullying Week.
Under 25s now more than TWICE as likely to be snared by online ‘phishing’ scams than Baby Boomers
Take a stand against bullying - prepare for the 3rd annual Wear Blue for Bullying Day, 10th November 2017
Britain is to become the safest place in the world to be online thanks to new proposals announced by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley.
The theme for Get Safe Online Week, taking place from 23rd to 27th October, will be phishing
Bullying in schools has always been a problem, but there’s a growing concern that it may be worsening.
Pupil Voice Week 2017 will be celebrated by schools both nationally and internationally with the theme ‘It’s Your Voice’
Young people create award-winning films to inspire others to ‘Be the change’ and use the internet for good
1 in every 5 parents think that there are no age requirements for joining a social media site and most parents in the UK have no idea whether their children are old enough to have a social media account.
Continued Professional Development (CPD) for school staff is critical in providing children with the right information and education to stay safe online.
Join us to find out how teachers can maintain the reputation of the school and themselves on social media
CSE remains woefully under reported and many victims are unaware they are being exploited
Sign up to this anti-bullying and pupil voice programme now!
A simple to use online service for the delivery of staff training.
Whilst it feels as if we’ve come a long way when it comes to tackling cyber bullying, events of previous weeks show there is still much to be done.
Support the cause in creating a diverse and inclusive Internet for all
The governing body is fundamental in driving a continued, proactive approach to online safety
If you’re reading this post, the chances are you’re a parent, with a child or children who attend school and if you’re not, then you probably know someone who is. If you are a teacher, you may wonder why we are publishing this article - please read on
Forthcoming free e-safety webinars covering cyber bullying, digital reputation and public WiFi
Dealing with the issues raised with BYOD and how to include BYOD into school policies
The second in our series of peer-to-peer reviews of apps being used by schools
Helping governors understand their digital safeguarding responsibilities
Join the Fight Against Child Sexual Exploitation
Internet Matters in partnership with tootoot, and supported by the Department for Education, are inviting schools to take part in a pilot online service to report bullying and cyberbullying concerns.
Online safety charity Childnet call on young people to ‘Be the Change’ and enter the 8th Childnet Film Competition.
What will your #StopLookListen17 pledge be for National Safeguarding Month?
Results from the 2016 Cybersurvey
A new series of peer-to-peer reviews of apps being used by schools
See the winning entries for our annual Safer Internet Day competition
Safer Internet Day 2017 showcases the power of image in today’s digital youth culture
SID2017 - Competition Update
Latest Childwise Monitor Report sees the resurgence of the mobile phone
SID2017 Free Webinar
Safer Internet Day 2017 set to be biggest yet
A reminder of the e-safety related events and activities held throughout the year
A review of the e-safety related events of 2016
Schools continue to fail Ofsted inspections due to inadequate training for staff
This week there have been a string of reminders in the news about the risks young people are exposed to through selfies, sexting and sextortion.
The internet has overtaken television as the top media pastime for the UK’s children
Encourage pupils to 'Be the change: Unite for a better Internet with our Safer Internet Day Competition
Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year.
Global Kids Online research confirms that the majority of children say they learn something new online at least every week, but large numbers still face risks online.
Get Safe Online urges people to make every day safer by treating online security as part of our everyday routines
Thousands of digitastic families set to descend on the Digital Kids Show this October half term at EventCity, Manchester
Saturday 8th-Saturday 15th October 2016
UKCCIS Report: Responding to incidents and safeguarding young people
The first Pupil Voice Week runs from 26th – 30th September 2016
Schools across the UK are being invited to take part in a national survey of Internet use by pupils when at home.
Innovative peer-to-peer education programme now open to all UK schools
Young people shine online as Childnet announce the winners of the Childnet Film Competition 2016
Holiday tips to share with parents to help children to avoid online risks
15 tips to encourage pupils, parents and staff to get involved in e-safety
Bullying isn't confined to the school gates and its victims aren't limited to young people
The Anti-Bullying Alliance launch national search for star teachers that go the distance when it comes to tackling bullying
Why e-safety education must begin at home
Friday 17th June 2016 is Stop Cyberbullying Day - #SCD2016, an annual day where everybody can get involved and make a difference both on and off-line.
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges
All primary and secondary schools as well as youth organisations across the UK are encouraged to make a film about using the internet positively
The Duke of Cambridge will convene a new industry-led taskforce to support young people and their families affected by cyberbullying.
Guide for education settings and filtering providers about establishing 'appropriate levels’ of filtering and monitoring
The development of technology means that children and young people can easily speak to strangers and access inappropriate content.
A new partnership to help provide access to the Friendly WiFi accreditation for schools
It is widely considered that e-safety in schools is a technology issue and is therefore solely the responsibility of the IT Lead – we disagree
The implementation of Prevent has left some schools feeling ill equipped and in some cases close to boiling point
Childnet launch the 7th Childnet Film Competition
The Breck Foundation are proud to announce their new challenge
With the explosion of technology and accessibility the importance of digital safety is clear
Latest report from BBC Newsround reports 3/4 of children aged 10-12 have a social media profile
Major shift in UK children’s behaviour as time online overtakes time watching TV for first time ever, reveals new report.
The E-safety Support story so far
Find out who had the winning tips for our SID2016 competition
How Safer Internet Day can be used to embed e-safety throughout the year
Download this useful guide to making the best use of social media for your school
With just under 2 weeks to Safer Internet Day, we are delighted to share the #esstips entries we have received so far
Find out more about how your school can get involved
Department of Education announces new measures to protect children from cyber bullying, access to pornography and online radicalisation
Recording incidents of extremism and radicalisation
All schools have a duty under the Counter Terrorism And Security Act to keep children safe from harm, especially from the risks of radicalisation and extremism
Children are becoming more trusting of what they see online, but sometimes lack the understanding to decide whether it is true or impartial.
Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to talk to young people about the safe and positive use of technology
How device monitoring can provide vital intelligence to help improve e-safety education
Is the mental health of young people being adversely affected by Social Media?
Social media experts, Jonny Ross Consultancy, advise on the benefits of social media for schools
New report predicts future technology trends among children and young people
tootoot, partnered with Barclays, has received funding to provide every school in the UK with the tootoot safeguarding platform and application for FREE!
One in five victims of cybercrime think they were specifically targeted by fraudsters
The latest figures from the CHILDWISE Monitor Pre-school Report show that 73% of children under five use tablet computers and phones – up from 27% in 2012.
Encourage pupils to play their part for a better internet with our E-safety Tips Competition
There is more to e-safety than simply talking to children
How the Internet is being used to recruit impressionable young people and why schools are at the frontline of tackling the issue
New survey by Internet Matters reveals how parents of 8-11 year olds want minimum age enforced for smartphone ownership
The SWGfL series of live e-safety briefings recommence in September
Make a Noise about Bullying and win tickets to see the classic musical, Wicked
July marked the first anniversary of the World’s first scheme set up to give confidence to the public that venues who provide publically available WiFi were barring access to pornographic or child sex abuse websites.
New iRights framework to bring together industry and Government to better empower and protect young people online
E-safety charity, Childnet, announce winners of the Childnet Film Competition 2015 in association with PhonepayPlus
Extremism has suddenly arisen within the compounds of schools across the UK, and pupils are in danger if schools do not provide a channel to report such behaviour or activities.
A reflection on recent statistics from Ofsted on e-safety education
Parents urged to switch on digital controls in new campaign to keep children safe online
How the Internet and social media can turn fads and crazes into global phenomena
Families and individuals encouraged to take a break from technology on 28 June 2015
How can e-safety be taught more imaginatively to engage but not startle children?
Join the Cybersmile Foundation in creating awareness and encouraging positive action against cyber bullying
Is social media more stressful than exams for pupils?
E-safety and Cyberbullying in school - Don’t just rely on face-to-face reporting
Join Childnet’s e-safety for schools consultation into best practices in preventing and responding to cyberbullying
E-safety for schools is about more than safeguarding the pupils
Parents are not talking to children about the right online safety issues
The Internet Watch Foundation has identified and assisted the removal of 137% more webpages depicting child sexual abuse last year, than the year before.
The Cybersmile Foundation to help victims of digital abuse with virtual hugs
Shocking figures show one in ten 12-13 year olds are worried they are addicted to porn
Helping your students to report bullying directly to your school
Should head teachers report parents to the authorities who allow their children to play adult-rated video games?
Childnet launch the 6th Childnet Film Competition in partnership with PhonepayPlus
A back to basics explanation of e-safety in relation to schools and young people
The legal and ethical issues of completing online surveys
Introducing the concept of networks
As the Internet of Things expands, where will connectivity end?
With new distribution methods, the online training from E-safety Support is now even more flexible
Very few people have any first principle knowledge of information technology and this makes it difficult for them to understand, let alone communicate e-safety risks
Ways to get involved with Safer Internet Day
Educating and empowering. So you can stay safe on the internet…
NSPCC reveals parents’ worries about social networking sites used by children
A overview of information coming at Bett
Recent announcement by Nicky Morgan commits £500,000 to e-safety provisions
A look back at some of the e-safety stories from this year
A summary of the key announcements made by David Cameron at the We Protect Children Online Summit
How naive decisions can lead to risky activity
The number of teachers being suspended from the profession due to the misuse of social media had doubled in the last year
Education Charity Into Film Launches New Anti-Bullying Resource and Explores E-Safety Through Film
Sexting happens, but do students really understand the possible consequence?
Find out more about the Internet Matters anti-bullying song competition
Alan Foster, consultant at Educational ICT specialist Fantastict examines why it’s important to get parents and carers engaged when it comes to e-safety
Get Safe Online Week is an annual event aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of online crime and criminals and the simple steps that can be taken to stay safe.
Following the recent leak of images originating from online app, Snapchat, will users behave differently?
The role teachers play in keeping children safe online is ever expanding
A look at the key drivers for e-safety education since the changes to the Ofsted inspection briefing documents
The 2014/15 Community Education Awards recognise the importance of internet safety
Chester businesses are being asked to get behind a new WiFi safety campaign and help to make Chester the world’s first porn free city.
The pros and cons of the freemium sales technique targeting young people
How the selfie trend can manifest itself into something far less innocent
The Cybersurvey is an online survey tool being used in different local authority areas to gather information from young people on cyber abuse and e-safety education.
It’s an old adage that children and young people understand technology better than adults in their mid 40’s and beyond, but is this correct?
Why the Internet Watch Foundation are supporting the new scheme to protect children using public WiFi
Can computer gaming assist in child development?
28% of 16-24s turn off push notifications as soon as they download an app
World's first public WiFi Accreditation Scheme launches to keep kids safe online
Why we should encourage pupils to take the e-safety lead
Why and how young people are turning to social media to reinforce their feelings
Today's news is no longer tomorrow's chip paper
How characters can capture the web’s collective imagination to create a phenomenon
Assuming E-safety is just an IT issue risks Ofsted inadequate
A unique 2 week opportunity to disrupt specific malware systems
How can parents help their children understand the very real risks and dangers that they could be exposing themselves to?
The worrying new trend for sharing photographs
The last in our series helping schools and e-safety co-ordinators to respons to the Ofsted requirements
What are cookies and how do they affect you?
Find out about these online terms in the E-safety Support glossary
Are young people wild about the Internet of Things?
A reflection on whether our now daily engagement with technology is impacting our capacity to differentiate between the real and virtual worlds
What is the Heartbleed bug and how does it effect you
Reflecting upon young peoples increasing obsession with posting selfies and looking at how new apps can potentially promote, encourage and reinforce unhealthy behaviours amongst it's users.
An overview of the latest amendments to the Ofsted section 5 inspection briefing document
Training consultant, Sally Tippett shares her experience in educating parents
The first in a series of articles following the progress the the St Wilfrid's Digital Leaders team
The inspiration for the St Wilfrid's School Digital Leaders programme
Helping students understand the wider implications of sexting
How to implement policies and education for e-safety in school
A new report reveals that only 19% of 16-24s use security software on their mobile device.
The second in a series of blog posts focusing on Ofsted’s e-safety framework, which was first briefed to it’s inspectors in September 2012
How teenagers are turning to social media to express negative feelings
59% of 16-24s believe the Internet needs more censorship and control.
Is peer pressure driving students to drink or simply compete?
Type ‘online games for children’ into a search engine and a staggering amount of results are returned
A personal view about how people use social media from the eyes of a student
Sharing thoughts on the integration of devices and Apps into education
Suggestions on how schools may deliver aspects of e-safety
An exciting programme is planned for this year's Naace Strategic Conference
Christmas technology sales take us one step closer to being online 24/7
Let’s create a better internet together
From rampaging robots to sentient data manipulation
What makes anonymous comment sites a platform for vicious remarks and cyber bullying?
Do the concepts of Offline and Online still have meaning?
A school leaders view on the development of a static and dynamic e-safety policy
The development of mobile devices has given rise to a number of new phrases including ‘selfie’, voted word of the year 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries
Find defititions of these online terms in the e-safety knowledge base
Learn the meaning of these familiar online terms from the E-safety glossary
What's in a name? E-safety, comprehension and the Smartphone.
Facebook are changing some of their settings again - what does this mean for e-safety.
A look at statistics which highlight the need for e-safety education from as young as 5
Some of the reasons why each school should develop their own unique e-safety policy
Joe Basketts, Education Director at Fantastict, shares his thoughts on e-safety strategy
More definitions from the E-safety Support knowledge base
More popular online terms are explained in the E-safety Support glossary
Find out about these 2 online terms in the E-safety Support online glossary
Computers are now common place in schools. However, despite the perception that today's young people are tech wizards, it's possible that their parents actually had a better comprehension of what computing is.
E-safety Support strengthens school service through the exciting new partnership with e-safe education
Find out their meanings our e-safety support knowledge base glossary
Some useful online terms explained in the E-safety Support glossary
Feemium games are getting some bad press, but is it all down to the game or the gamer?
More online definitions from the E-safety glossary
Announcing our partnership with Fantastict - expanding the e-safety teacher training provision
Learn the meaning of these popular online terms
Join us at the Exa Education Conference to hear our thoughts on the current e-safety theories
A review of some of the latest education apps that can be used across the curriculum
Find out more about e-safety terms from our knowledge base
The brand new e-safety feature which give schools the most up to date e-safety news and information for their website
The definition of hacker and how context can change the meaning
What is digital literacy and why has it become so important in the educational environment?
Find out what these terms mean in our e-safety support knowledge base glossary
Schools must take the lead in helping young people deal with online dangers
The definition of malware including advice for teachers and pupils
Can computer games be embraced as an educational tool?
Find out what they are in our e-safety support knowledge base glossary
What is a digital footprint and how to demonstrate it to you class
Find out what these terms mean in the latest from our e-safety support knowledge base
What is 'trolling'? Who are the trolls and why do they behave in such a way online?
Leetspeak, Like and LinkedIn - lear more in our online a-z
With the ever increasing risks from online activity, what part should parents play in protecting their children?
The symptoms and consequences of being addicted to mobile phones
Is filtering a sensible approach to teaching children about online safety?
The phenomena of gaming addiction is increasing and so are the possible affects
Raspberry Pi, Ratting, Rollover, Redirect and RAM - find out what they all mean in our online glossary
Many teenages have been found to engage in the practice of sexting, but few are aware of the possible implications
Virus, VLE and VoIP - find out what they all mean in our online A-Z
Does the younger generation know about digital dangers
Information and advice to avoid being a victim of Ratting
Increasing fears that children with access to the internet are being exposed to inappropriate sexual content
Geocaching, Google, Gigabyte and Grooming - find out what they all mean in our online A-Z
As more and more children are gaining unsupervised access to the internet, the issue of grooming could potentially escalate, therefore they need to be taught how to safeguard themselves.
Explicit online materials are becoming increasingly accessible to young people, but who is responsible for keeping them safe?
What is copyright and what do you and your pupils know about it?
Dongle, Download, Desktop and DOS Attack - find out what they all mean in our A-Z Online glossary
Information about fraping - what is it and what advice can you give to your pupils
What teachers need to be aware of with regards to online privacy issues and what advice they can give to pupils
Twitter - have you 'got it' yet? How teachers can use twitter for professional development
CEOP, Computing, Cyber, Call of Duty, Club Penguin, Cloud and Chrome - find out what they all mean in our online A-Z
Ideas from one school about how to use Twitter in the classroom to engage pupils who wouldn't normally talk about their learning, but within safe guidelines
How can your students learn from the Paris Brown story?
Looking for ideas on how to cover e-safety issues within different subjects? Here are a few from our e-safety expert
Ideas from Priory School about how to engage parents in online safety issues
Apps and android - find out what they all mean in our online A-Z
From Oftsed's Inspecting e-safety briefing, these are example questions staff might be asked during an inspection
From Oftsed's Inspecting e-safety briefing, these are example questions pupils might be asked during an inspection
From Oftsed's Inspecting e-safety briefing, these are example questions school leaders might be required to answer during an inspection
Recommendations for schools from the Byron report, as outlined in Ofsted's Inspecting e-safety briefing.
Avatars offer a safer alternative to children uploading photos of themselves on social websites
Many sections of the Unicef Rights of the Child legislation tie in to internet safety and can form the base of some useful guidelines for schools
As an ICT teacher, Ben Gristwood is a big advocate of online tools - but do other teachers in his school feel the same way?
Information about Cyber-bullying - what is it, what does it look like and what advice can you give to your pupils
What are Ofsted looking for? Key features of good or outstanding e-safety practice - how many are you doing in your school?
A list of 7 things that Ofsted view as indicating inadequate e-safety practice, from their e-safety briefing for section 5 inspection
BlackBerry, BBM, Browser, BinWeevils, Blog, Boomerang and Botnet - find out what they all mean in our online A-Z
This question and answer website has hit the news recently connected to two tragic teen suicides. Here's some advice if your pupils are using it.
When discussing e-safety with the students, I was surprised to see how little they actually cared about this issue
Schools maintain a zone of internet safety by denying children access to blocked sites, eg. Facebook, adult content and by applying filters that actively find and block content that features certain keywords.
Let’s assume that the majority of users in your school have a single password. We can pretend that most of them have a different password for every tool, but it just won’t be the case. So is that single password secure?
Today’s employers and culture expect young people to be confident with gathering and interpreting information from a variety of means, and our students are exposed daily to the online world be that friend or foe.
We are all delighted to be able to share our new site and services with you, whether you are an e-safety co-ordinator at a school, a PSHE or ICT teacher, a governor or a member of the senior leadership team.
Pinterest, Palm top, Parental control, PayPal and Phishing - find out what they all mean in our online A-Z
If you have been accused of misconduct on facebook or twitter here's how to view the history logs to evidence what has or hasn't been done online
Are you using Facebook and other social networking sites in your personal life? Follow some basic rules to protect yourself.
Social media can be a brilliant tool for communicating with teachers, parents and pupils but there are some simple guidelines to follow to do it the right way.
Some of the basics from Ofsted's e-safety briefing including what e-safety means in the context of an inspection, types of e-safety risk and what Ofsted sees as outstanding
7 key rules to help your pupils use the internet safely
Information about sexting - what is it, what are the legal facts and what advice can you give to your pupils