Cyber Security Focus - 2. A Guide to...

Your online identity is at risk. In a world where we’re all spending more time online, we’re building increasingly comprehensive profiles of information on the web.

Broadband Genie - June 16, 2022 11:19 - Blog Story

Cyber Security Focus - 1. Passwords...

In the first article in our 'Cyber Security Focus' series we look at passwords and the move towards two or three factor authentication.

Safeguarding Essentials - March 31, 2022 08:48 - Blog Story

What’s going on with Facebook?

Facebook has been in the news quite a lot recently, there have been allegations, investigations and corporate reshuffles. In case you have missed things, or have lost track of the story, here are the main points.

Safeguarding Essentials - December 01, 2021 10:36 - Blog Story

Safeguarding and Summer Schools

Holiday learning from Rocketlearn

Safeguarding Essentials - June 30, 2021 16:30 - Blog Story

Lack of training leaves teachers...

Teachers 'struggle to deal with classroom sexual abuse'

Safeguarding Essentials - May 26, 2021 18:09 - Blog Story

Safeguarding and remote learning

Teacher tips for remote learning

Safeguarding Essentials - February 09, 2021 20:03 - Blog Story

PSHE, Student Wellbeing and Covid

Brand new, PSHE and health and wellbeing materials from Chameleon PDE

Safeguarding Essentials - October 13, 2020 09:39 - Blog Story

Pupil Voice Week 2020

Tootoot invites you to join Pupil Voice Week and celebrate why “it’s good to talk”

Michael Brennan - September 15, 2020 09:59 - Blog Story

National CSE Awareness Day - 18th...

On March 18th, Unite Against Child Exploitation

NWG Network - March 05, 2020 11:12 - Blog Story

Have your say: TikTok

Will the new features help to increase online safety?

Safeguarding Essentials - February 20, 2020 11:49 - Blog Story

Childnet 2020 Film Competition

Childnet Film Competition launched to celebrate Safer Internet Day

Childnet International - February 06, 2020 11:22 - Blog Story

Tootoot launch new online safety plan

Exclusive early access for Safeguarding Essentials members to tootoot’s free Online Safety Plan in time for Safer Internet Day.

Michael Brennan - January 27, 2020 11:02 - Blog Story

Safer Internet Day 2020 Competition

Encourage pupils to work together for a better internet with our annual competition

Safeguarding Essentials - December 12, 2019 15:05 - Blog Story

Have your say: Social Media Challenges

Can the positives outweigh the negatives when it comes to social media crazes?

Safeguarding Essentials - November 28, 2019 11:19 - Blog Story

Join tootoot's anti-bullying programme

Tootoot CEO and Co-founder Michael Brennan writes to invite schools to join tootoot’s six-week Anti-Bullying Programme.

Michael Brennan - November 14, 2019 11:04 - Blog Story

Get Ready for Anti-Bullying Week 2019

This year, Anti-Bullying Week takes place from 11th to the 15th November

Safeguarding Essentials - October 31, 2019 10:21 - Blog Story

Have your say: Gaming in the curriculum

Can gaming in schools help with career development?

Safeguarding Essentials - October 15, 2019 09:59 - Blog Story

World Mental Health Day – 10th October

Mental health promotion and suicide prevention

Safeguarding Essentials - October 04, 2019 09:08 - Blog Story

Take part in the annual Cybersurvey

Cybersurvey 2019 is free and national

Adrienne Katz - September 19, 2019 09:11 - Blog Story

Sign up for Pupil Voice Week 2019

Tootoot CEO and founder Michael Brennan has written to invite you to Pupil Voice Week 2019, running from the 23rd - 27th September!

Michael Brennan - September 05, 2019 09:48 - Blog Story

Childnet Film Competition - 2019...

Young people create award-winning films to inspire others around the country.

Childnet International - July 18, 2019 12:23 - Blog Story

Anti-Bullying Week Award for School...

Nominate your anti-bullying member of school staff today!

Safeguarding Essentials - July 04, 2019 09:50 - Blog Story

Stop Cyberbullying Day 2019

Stop Cyberbullying Day 2019

Safeguarding Essentials - June 20, 2019 11:08 - Blog Story

LGBT+ Bullying in Schools

Tootoot launch free World Pride celebration toolkit.

Michael Brennan - June 05, 2019 11:35 - Blog Story

Young people across Europe call on...

Young people in the UK, Hungary and Denmark have come together to tackle online sexual harassment and what they need from adults to help them to put an end to it.

Childnet International - May 24, 2019 09:06 - Blog Story

VPN Technology for 'Child Safe' Internet

How does VPN technology work and how can it protect young people?

Friendly WiFi - May 23, 2019 13:43 - Blog Story

Mental Health Awareness Week - Social...

Millions of teenagers worry about body image and identify social media as a key cause – new survey by the Mental Health Foundation

Safeguarding Essentials - May 16, 2019 09:37 - Blog Story

Have your say: Social Media and Young...

Is social media a dangerous risk to young people or a powerful support network? Have your say

Safeguarding Essentials - May 09, 2019 09:04 - Blog Story

Myth vs Reality - New toolkit from...

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.

Childnet International - May 02, 2019 10:16 - Blog Story

GDPR: One Year On - FREE Refresher...

Free Data Protection (GDPR) refresher training for Safeguarding Essentials members

Safeguarding Essentials - March 27, 2019 14:41 - Blog Story

Step Up, Speak Up campaign launches

Children’s charity call on all to ‘Step Up, Speak Up’ to end sexual harassment online

Childnet International - March 21, 2019 10:54 - Blog Story

National CSE Awareness Day - 18th...

Join the Fight Against Child Sexual Exploitation

NWG Network - March 11, 2019 11:39 - Blog Story

Childnet 2019 Film Competition

10 years of the Childnet Film Competition highlights how peer education can help keep children safe online.

Childnet International - March 07, 2019 10:31 - Blog Story

Have your say: Internet Crazes

When the Internet and social media turn a fad into a global craze

Steve Gresty - February 28, 2019 12:21 - Blog Story

Online training can overcome...

Could online training provide the most cost-effective and time-saving solution to staff training?

TrainingSchoolz - February 21, 2019 13:45 - Blog Story

Have your say: Knife Crime

5 approaches that help schools tackle knife crime

Michael Hawkins - February 14, 2019 10:34 - Blog Story

Screen time and mindfulness

Mindfulness shows children how to recognise and learn how to move away from the harmful effects of screen time

Pete Turner - February 07, 2019 13:05 - Blog Story

Permission to share?

Young people struggle to resolve “consent confusion” online

Safeguarding Essentials - February 05, 2019 12:54 - Blog Story

Why children spend time 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.

Safeguarding Essentials - January 29, 2019 09:49 - Blog Story

Henry Platten, Founder of eCadets and...

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.

Henry Platten - January 25, 2019 17:25 - Blog Story

Enhancing the Pupil Voice in 2019

Our partners at tootoot are offering a free trial of their anti-bullying platform

Michael Brennan - January 17, 2019 10:39 - Blog Story

Have your say: Screen Time

Latest report suggests the harmful effects of excessive screen time are overrated

Safeguarding Essentials - January 11, 2019 13:18 - Blog Story

Mobile phones in schools - survey...

Headline results from our recent mobile phone survey

Safeguarding Essentials - December 20, 2018 13:35 - Blog Story

Have your say: Mental Health - Young...

Almost half of young people experiencing mental health concerns turn to their teachers for support

Safeguarding Essentials - December 13, 2018 11:46 - Blog Story

Ofsted Annual Report

Highlights from the 2017/18 report relating to Safeguarding

Safeguarding Essentials - December 06, 2018 10:39 - Blog Story

Mobile Phones – 29% say no to ban

Our current survey has revealed that 71% of respondents so far believe that students should be banned from having mobile phones in school

Safeguarding Essentials - November 29, 2018 11:28 - Blog Story

Safer Internet Day 2019 Competition

Encourage pupils to work together for a better internet with our annual competition

Safeguarding Essentials - November 22, 2018 10:51 - Blog Story

Have your say: Local Safeguarding...

Changes to local safeguarding provisions have begun, but what does this mean for schools?

Michael Hawkins - November 15, 2018 10:24 - Blog Story

Anti-Bullying Week 2018

Children want adults to show more respect for each other ahead of Anti-Bullying Week

Safeguarding Essentials - October 30, 2018 15:30 - Blog Story

Strangers online… or are they?

It’s crucial to have open, honest chats with young people about the people they meet online.

Matt Lovegrove - October 25, 2018 10:48 - Blog Story

Have your say: Mobile phones in schools

To ban or not ban mobile phones in schools - the debate continues

Safeguarding Essentials - October 15, 2018 09:24 - Blog Story

Terror coverage makes young people...

New report reveals what kids think about war and terrorism

Safeguarding Essentials - October 11, 2018 11:01 - Blog Story

World Mental Health Day – 10th October

Young people and mental health in a changing world

Safeguarding Essentials - October 04, 2018 11:10 - Blog Story

Friendly WiFi – Why it is important...

Our partners at Friendly WiFi discuss the topic of public WiFi accessibility

Friendly WiFi - September 27, 2018 09:33 - Blog Story

Over 30% of school staff not trained...

Only 68% of schools reported that all staff are receiving regular e-safety training and updates.

Safeguarding Essentials - September 20, 2018 12:33 - Blog Story

Sign-up to Tootoot’s Pupil Voice Week...

Pupil voice week takes place from 24th - 28th September

Michael Brennan - September 13, 2018 08:57 - Blog Story

Two thirds of young adults expect to...

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).

Safeguarding Essentials - August 31, 2018 13:04 - Blog Story

Childnet Film Competition Winners 2018

Young people create award-winning films to inspire others to ‘Connect with respect’ and inspire others to create a better internet.

Childnet International - July 18, 2018 09:45 - Blog Story

Online radicalisation

Protecting young people from grooming

Matt Lovegrove - July 12, 2018 10:18 - Blog Story

Subsidised memberships now available...

We've teamed up with our partners at Friendly WiFi to offer subsidised membership

Safeguarding Essentials - July 10, 2018 09:55 - Blog Story

How changes to ‘Keeping Children Safe...

Highlighting the areas of the KCSIE guidance that schools and settings need to be aware of

Michael Hawkins - July 05, 2018 09:15 - Blog Story

Mobile Phones in the Classroom

Are mobile devices a positive or negative influence in schools?

Safeguarding Essentials - June 21, 2018 10:54 - Blog Story

Online video

Promoting safe watching and sharing of online videos

Matt Lovegrove - June 14, 2018 10:36 - Blog Story

Be part of the anti-bullying...

Next week sees both Stand Up To Bullying and Stop Cyberbullying Day address the issue of bullying

Safeguarding Essentials - June 04, 2018 12:35 - Blog Story

Live streaming: protecting children...

Live streaming: protecting children from exploitation

Matt Lovegrove - May 21, 2018 13:28 - Blog Story

Changes to ‘Working Together to...

What schools need to know about the impending changes to the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance

Michael Hawkins - May 15, 2018 13:11 - Blog Story

Link data protection to child...

As data handlers of personal and sensitive data, schools along with other organisations are marked under GDPR for essential changes.

Safeguarding Essentials - May 11, 2018 09:04 - Blog Story

What is bullying?

Is there a line between banter and bullying?

Safeguarding Essentials - May 03, 2018 12:24 - Blog Story

Get Ready for Mental Health Awareness...

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place between 14th and 20th May 2018

Safeguarding Essentials - April 26, 2018 10:12 - Blog Story

Safeguarding Annual Events

A reminder of the safeguarding and e-safety related events and activities held throughout the year

Safeguarding Essentials - April 11, 2018 14:16 - Blog Story

How do we get parents involved in...

Ideas and suggestions to help improve parental engagement in e-safety issues

Safeguarding Essentials - March 22, 2018 11:24 - Blog Story

National Child Sexual Exploitation...

Join the Fight Against Child Sexual Exploitation

NWG Network - March 08, 2018 15:31 - Blog Story

Childnet 2018 Film Competition Launches

Online safety charity Childnet call on young people to ‘Connect with respect’ and enter their Film Competition

Childnet International - March 08, 2018 11:40 - Blog Story

Young people spend more than SIX...

Today marks the start of National Safeguarding Month with UK Youth launching their #KeepMeSafe campaign

Safeguarding Essentials - March 01, 2018 10:09 - Blog Story

Safeguarding the Future

Safeguarding Essentials - the new school resource from Kodo launches 12th April

Safeguarding Essentials - February 26, 2018 13:20 - Blog Story

E-Safety Support Celebrates Five...

A look back at the last five years of E-safety Support and a look forward to the future of safeguarding.

Safeguarding Essentials - February 22, 2018 10:51 - Blog Story

Digital Friendships Report

Highlights from the UK Safer Internet Centre report into the role of technology in young people's relationships

Safeguarding Essentials - February 16, 2018 11:30 - Blog Story

SID2018 - Competition Winners

See the winning entries for our annual Safer Internet Day competition

Safeguarding Essentials - February 06, 2018 13:39 - Blog Story

Safer Internet Day 2018 Competition

Encourage pupils to play their part for a better Internet with our E-safety Twitter Competition

Safeguarding Essentials - January 10, 2018 15:25 - Blog Story

Safer Internet Day 2018

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.’

Safeguarding Essentials - December 22, 2017 11:48 - Blog Story

Older children are getting wise to...

Highlights from the latest Ofcom, Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes Report 2017

Safeguarding Essentials - December 21, 2017 09:49 - Blog Story

Digital Christmas - Tips for Parents

Buying new tech for your children this Christmas? Don’t forget about online safety

Safeguarding Essentials - December 07, 2017 11:03 - Blog Story

Digital Christmas

Presents unwrap more than paper

Alicia Coad - November 24, 2017 13:59 - Blog Story

Quarter of young Brits confess to...

26 per cent of the 16-18 year olds have ‘bullied or insulted someone else’ online

Safeguarding Essentials - November 22, 2017 11:37 - Blog Story

Stop, Speak, Support - Cyberbullying...

Duke of Cambridge Launches National Action Plan to Tackle Cyberbullying

Internet Matters - November 16, 2017 11:19 - Blog Story


What makes young people turn to extremism?

Safeguarding Essentials - November 09, 2017 10:13 - Blog Story

All Different. All Equal.

Let’s celebrate uniqueness in November’s Anti-Bullying Week.

Safeguarding Essentials - October 30, 2017 14:51 - Blog Story

Caught on the Net!

Under 25s now more than TWICE as likely to be snared by online ‘phishing’ scams than Baby Boomers

Safeguarding Essentials - October 25, 2017 10:52 - Blog Story

Wear Blue for Bullying Day

Take a stand against bullying - prepare for the 3rd annual Wear Blue for Bullying Day, 10th November 2017

Safeguarding Essentials - October 19, 2017 09:20 - Blog Story

Making Britain the safest place in...

Britain is to become the safest place in the world to be online thanks to new proposals announced by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley.

Safeguarding Essentials - October 12, 2017 08:57 - Blog Story

Get Ready to Get Safe Online

The theme for Get Safe Online Week, taking place from 23rd to 27th October, will be phishing

Safeguarding Essentials - October 04, 2017 14:14 - Blog Story

Is bullying getting worse?

Bullying in schools has always been a problem, but there’s a growing concern that it may be worsening.

Safeguarding Essentials - September 28, 2017 12:44 - Blog Story

Pupil Voice Week: 25th - 29th September

Pupil Voice Week 2017 will be celebrated by schools both nationally and internationally with the theme ‘It’s Your Voice’

Michael Brennan - September 21, 2017 10:13 - Blog Story

Childnet 2017 Film Competition...

Young people create award-winning films to inspire others to ‘Be the change’ and use the internet for good

Childnet International - July 13, 2017 09:31 - Blog Story

How To Keep Children Safe Online When...

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.

Steve Phillip - July 06, 2017 09:39 - Blog Story

The improvement of knowledge is our...

Continued Professional Development (CPD) for school staff is critical in providing children with the right information and education to stay safe online.

Safeguarding Essentials - June 29, 2017 11:15 - Blog Story

Digital Reputation Webinar

Join us to find out how teachers can maintain the reputation of the school and themselves on social media

Safeguarding Essentials - June 22, 2017 08:47 - Blog Story

Protecting our children against the...

CSE remains woefully under reported and many victims are unaware they are being exploited

Safeguarding Essentials - June 15, 2017 08:42 - Blog Story

It's now time for the 4th Make a...

Sign up to this anti-bullying and pupil voice programme now!

Michael Brennan - June 07, 2017 13:47 - Blog Story

Create and deliver online staff...

A simple to use online service for the delivery of staff training.

Safeguarding Essentials - June 01, 2017 09:50 - Blog Story

Cyber bullying – it’s time to bring...

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.

Safeguarding Essentials - May 25, 2017 08:52 - Blog Story

Stop Cyberbullying Day – 16th June 2017

Support the cause in creating a diverse and inclusive Internet for all

Safeguarding Essentials - May 18, 2017 09:19 - Blog Story

Leading from the front

The governing body is fundamental in driving a continued, proactive approach to online safety

Safeguarding Essentials - May 11, 2017 11:13 - Blog Story

The 3 Rules Of How To Criticise Your...

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

Steve Phillip - May 04, 2017 09:37 - Blog Story

E-safety Support Webinar Series

Forthcoming free e-safety webinars covering cyber bullying, digital reputation and public WiFi

Safeguarding Essentials - April 26, 2017 13:48 - Blog Story

Bring Your Own Device

Dealing with the issues raised with BYOD and how to include BYOD into school policies

Tim Pinto - April 06, 2017 09:10 - Blog Story

Apps for Teachers and Education -...

The second in our series of peer-to-peer reviews of apps being used by schools

Safeguarding Essentials - March 30, 2017 10:22 - Blog Story

E-safety Training for Governors

Helping governors understand their digital safeguarding responsibilities

Safeguarding Essentials - March 16, 2017 14:07 - Blog Story

Stop CSE Awareness Day - 18th March

Join the Fight Against Child Sexual Exploitation

Safeguarding Essentials - March 15, 2017 10:56 - Blog Story

New anti-bullying programme backed by...

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.

Michael Brennan - March 07, 2017 11:41 - Blog Story

Childnet 2017 Film Competition Launches

Online safety charity Childnet call on young people to ‘Be the Change’ and enter the 8th Childnet Film Competition.

Childnet International - March 02, 2017 09:50 - Blog Story

Stop, Look and Listen this National...

What will your #StopLookListen17 pledge be for National Safeguarding Month?

Safeguarding Essentials - February 22, 2017 10:33 - Blog Story

Parents' Advice on keeping safe...

Results from the 2016 Cybersurvey

Adrienne Katz - February 16, 2017 10:51 - Blog Story

Apps for Teachers and Education

A new series of peer-to-peer reviews of apps being used by schools

Safeguarding Essentials - February 09, 2017 13:37 - Blog Story

SID2017 - Competition Winners

See the winning entries for our annual Safer Internet Day competition

Safeguarding Essentials - February 07, 2017 15:28 - Blog Story

Today is Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017 showcases the power of image in today’s digital youth culture

Safeguarding Essentials - February 07, 2017 08:12 - Blog Story

SID2017 - Competition Update

SID2017 - Competition Update

Safeguarding Essentials - February 02, 2017 10:53 - Blog Story

For children and teenagers, it is...

Latest Childwise Monitor Report sees the resurgence of the mobile phone

Safeguarding Essentials - January 27, 2017 10:27 - Blog Story

SID2017 Free Webinar

SID2017 Free Webinar

Safeguarding Essentials - January 19, 2017 16:27 - Blog Story

Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017 set to be biggest yet

Childnet International - January 13, 2017 11:32 - Blog Story

E-safety Annual Events

A reminder of the e-safety related events and activities held throughout the year

Safeguarding Essentials - January 06, 2017 11:17 - Blog Story

E-safety in 2016

A review of the e-safety related events of 2016

Safeguarding Essentials - December 14, 2016 14:30 - Blog Story

The struggle to meet staff training...

Schools continue to fail Ofsted inspections due to inadequate training for staff

Safeguarding Essentials - December 08, 2016 10:49 - Blog Story

Selfies, Sexting and Sextortion

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.

Safeguarding Essentials - December 01, 2016 15:30 - Blog Story

Online overtakes TV as kids’ top pastime

The internet has overtaken television as the top media pastime for the UK’s children

Safeguarding Essentials - November 24, 2016 10:35 - Blog Story

Safer Internet Day 2017 Competition

Encourage pupils to 'Be the change: Unite for a better Internet with our Safer Internet Day Competition

Safeguarding Essentials - November 16, 2016 15:14 - Blog Story

Anti-Bullying Week - 14th - 18th...

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year.

Safeguarding Essentials - November 10, 2016 10:43 - Blog Story

Worldwide research into the benefits...

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.

Safeguarding Essentials - November 03, 2016 11:42 - Blog Story

Fraud and cybercrime could have cost...

Get Safe Online urges people to make every day safer by treating online security as part of our everyday routines

Safeguarding Essentials - October 18, 2016 11:27 - Blog Story

Digital Kids Show 2016

Thousands of digitastic families set to descend on the Digital Kids Show this October half term at EventCity, Manchester

Safeguarding Essentials - October 13, 2016 08:52 - Blog Story

National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Saturday 8th-Saturday 15th October 2016

Safeguarding Essentials - October 05, 2016 13:30 - Blog Story

Sexting in schools and colleges

UKCCIS Report: Responding to incidents and safeguarding young people

Tim Pinto - September 29, 2016 10:01 - Blog Story

Tootoot launches first Pupil Voice...

The first Pupil Voice Week runs from 26th – 30th September 2016

Michael Brennan - September 21, 2016 10:13 - Blog Story

National Internet of things survey to...

Schools across the UK are being invited to take part in a national survey of Internet use by pupils when at home.

Safeguarding Essentials - September 15, 2016 09:41 - Blog Story

Childnet launch e-safety programme...

Innovative peer-to-peer education programme now open to all UK schools

Childnet International - September 01, 2016 09:16 - Blog Story

Childnet Film Competition Winners

Young people shine online as Childnet announce the winners of the Childnet Film Competition 2016

Childnet International - July 19, 2016 09:32 - Blog Story

Protecting Children from The Threat...

Holiday tips to share with parents to help children to avoid online risks

Broadband Genie - July 14, 2016 08:36 - Blog Story

E-safety Tips for Whole School...

15 tips to encourage pupils, parents and staff to get involved in e-safety

Safeguarding Essentials - July 07, 2016 10:37 - Blog Story

Stand Up To Bullying Day

Bullying isn't confined to the school gates and its victims aren't limited to young people

Safeguarding Essentials - July 05, 2016 08:27 - Blog Story

Anti-Bullying Alliance Search for...

The Anti-Bullying Alliance launch national search for star teachers that go the distance when it comes to tackling bullying

Safeguarding Essentials - June 30, 2016 11:17 - Blog Story

Engaging parents with e-safety

Why e-safety education must begin at home

Safeguarding Essentials - June 23, 2016 10:43 - Blog Story

Stop Cyberbullying Day - 17th June 2016

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.

Tim Pinto - June 16, 2016 08:37 - Blog Story

Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges

Safeguarding Essentials - June 07, 2016 13:18 - Blog Story

Childnet Film Competition - Deadline...

All primary and secondary schools as well as youth organisations across the UK are encouraged to make a film about using the internet positively

Childnet International - May 26, 2016 11:03 - Blog Story

The Duke of Cambridge launches...

The Duke of Cambridge will convene a new industry-led taskforce to support young people and their families affected by cyberbullying.

Safeguarding Essentials - May 19, 2016 11:08 - Blog Story

Appropriate Filtering and Monitoring

Guide for education settings and filtering providers about establishing 'appropriate levels’ of filtering and monitoring

Safeguarding Essentials - May 12, 2016 09:35 - Blog Story

Digital Parenting

The development of technology means that children and young people can easily speak to strangers and access inappropriate content.

Tim Pinto - May 05, 2016 12:58 - Blog Story

South West Grid for Learning partners...

A new partnership to help provide access to the Friendly WiFi accreditation for schools

Friendly WiFi - April 25, 2016 10:26 - Blog Story

Why e-safety is more than just an IT...

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

Safeguarding Essentials - April 21, 2016 10:47 - Blog Story

Prevent Duty - Close to boiling point

The implementation of Prevent has left some schools feeling ill equipped and in some cases close to boiling point

Safeguarding Essentials - April 11, 2016 12:52 - Blog Story

Childnet Film Competition 2016

Childnet launch the 7th Childnet Film Competition

Childnet International - March 24, 2016 09:54 - Blog Story

No Tech 4 Breck Day

The Breck Foundation are proud to announce their new challenge

Safeguarding Essentials - March 14, 2016 14:04 - Blog Story

3 essential digital safety skills for...

With the explosion of technology and accessibility the importance of digital safety is clear

Henry Platten - March 10, 2016 10:12 - Blog Story

Three quarters of 10-12 Year-olds...

Latest report from BBC Newsround reports 3/4 of children aged 10-12 have a social media profile

Alicia Coad - March 03, 2016 10:09 - Blog Story

New CHILDWISE report reveals major...

Major shift in UK children’s behaviour as time online overtakes time watching TV for first time ever, reveals new report.

Safeguarding Essentials - February 24, 2016 14:56 - Blog Story

E-safety Support Celebrates 3rd Birthday

The E-safety Support story so far

Safeguarding Essentials - February 17, 2016 15:07 - Blog Story

Safer Internet Day - #esstips...

Find out who had the winning tips for our SID2016 competition

Safeguarding Essentials - February 09, 2016 15:00 - Blog Story

Safer Internet Day...more than just...

How Safer Internet Day can be used to embed e-safety throughout the year

Tim Pinto - February 09, 2016 09:26 - Blog Story

Top 10 tips for promoting schools via...

Download this useful guide to making the best use of social media for your school

Jonny Ross Consultancy - February 03, 2016 10:09 - Blog Story

Safer Internet Day - #esstips...

With just under 2 weeks to Safer Internet Day, we are delighted to share the #esstips entries we have received so far

Safeguarding Essentials - January 27, 2016 11:02 - Blog Story

Schools across the UK gear up for...

Find out more about how your school can get involved

Safeguarding Essentials - January 19, 2016 13:14 - Blog Story

New Government Measures For Online...

Department of Education announces new measures to protect children from cyber bullying, access to pornography and online radicalisation

Tim Pinto - January 07, 2016 08:47 - Blog Story

The Pupil Voice

Recording incidents of extremism and radicalisation

Michael Brennan - December 17, 2015 09:23 - Blog Story

Extremism Policy for Schools

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

Safeguarding Essentials - December 10, 2015 12:45 - Blog Story

Digital Natives lack online nous

Children are becoming more trusting of what they see online, but sometimes lack the understanding to decide whether it is true or impartial.

Safeguarding Essentials - December 03, 2015 12:49 - Blog Story

Get involved in Safer Internet Day 2016

Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to talk to young people about the safe and positive use of technology

Safeguarding Essentials - November 26, 2015 11:51 - Blog Story

Using monitoring software to help...

How device monitoring can provide vital intelligence to help improve e-safety education

Ian Skeels - Point2Protect - November 19, 2015 10:02 - Blog Story

Social Media and Mental Health

Is the mental health of young people being adversely affected by Social Media?

Vicki Dan - November 11, 2015 14:54 - Blog Story

5 reasons your school or college...

Social media experts, Jonny Ross Consultancy, advise on the benefits of social media for schools

Jonny Ross Consultancy - November 05, 2015 11:45 - Blog Story

Internet to overshadow TV in the next...

New report predicts future technology trends among children and young people

Safeguarding Essentials - October 29, 2015 10:51 - Blog Story

Safeguarding made simple.

tootoot, partnered with Barclays, has received funding to provide every school in the UK with the tootoot safeguarding platform and application for FREE!

Michael Brennan - October 22, 2015 08:26 - Blog Story

Cybercrime is Getting Personal

One in five victims of cybercrime think they were specifically targeted by fraudsters

Safeguarding Essentials - October 19, 2015 08:57 - Blog Story

Report shows surge in tablet and...

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.

Safeguarding Essentials - October 15, 2015 13:20 - Blog Story

Safer Internet Day 2016 Competition

Encourage pupils to play their part for a better internet with our E-safety Tips Competition

Safeguarding Essentials - October 01, 2015 11:17 - Blog Story

What you don't know can hurt them

There is more to e-safety than simply talking to children

Ian Skeels - Point2Protect - September 17, 2015 10:40 - Blog Story

The recruitment of young people to...

How the Internet is being used to recruit impressionable young people and why schools are at the frontline of tackling the issue

Vicki Dan - September 09, 2015 10:19 - Blog Story

10 – The official age children should...

New survey by Internet Matters reveals how parents of 8-11 year olds want minimum age enforced for smartphone ownership

Internet Matters - September 03, 2015 10:55 - Blog Story

E-safety Briefings - Autumn Programme

The SWGfL series of live e-safety briefings recommence in September

Safeguarding Essentials - August 27, 2015 12:19 - Blog Story

Anti-Bullying Alliance Video Competition

Make a Noise about Bullying and win tickets to see the classic musical, Wicked

Safeguarding Essentials - August 21, 2015 11:48 - Blog Story

1st Anniversary of the Digital...

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.

Friendly WiFi - August 10, 2015 12:53 - Blog Story

iRights Initiative Launches to...

New iRights framework to bring together industry and Government to better empower and protect young people online

Safeguarding Essentials - July 30, 2015 11:20 - Blog Story

Childnet Film Competition Winners 2015

E-safety charity, Childnet, announce winners of the Childnet Film Competition 2015 in association with PhonepayPlus

Childnet International - July 15, 2015 09:46 - Blog Story

Protecting and safeguarding your...

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.

Michael Brennan - July 14, 2015 13:37 - Blog Story

Child online safety – Why isn’t the...

A reflection on recent statistics from Ofsted on e-safety education

Steve Gresty - July 08, 2015 10:17 - Blog Story

Protect Their Curiosity

Parents urged to switch on digital controls in new campaign to keep children safe online

Internet Matters - July 02, 2015 09:04 - Blog Story

Fads and crazes and the Internet

How the Internet and social media can turn fads and crazes into global phenomena

Steve Gresty - June 25, 2015 10:30 - Blog Story

Unplug your Smartphone on National...

Families and individuals encouraged to take a break from technology on 28 June 2015

Safeguarding Essentials - June 18, 2015 08:32 - Blog Story

Teaching e-safety in primary schools

How can e-safety be taught more imaginatively to engage but not startle children?

Adrienne Katz - June 17, 2015 11:06 - Blog Story

Stop Cyberbullying Day - Friday 19th...

Join the Cybersmile Foundation in creating awareness and encouraging positive action against cyber bullying

Safeguarding Essentials - June 11, 2015 10:52 - Blog Story

Social Media - the pressures on young...

Is social media more stressful than exams for pupils?

Vicki Dan - June 03, 2015 13:14 - Blog Story

Reporting bullying for the 21st Century

E-safety and Cyberbullying in school - Don’t just rely on face-to-face reporting

Michael Brennan - May 26, 2015 10:05 - Blog Story

Join Childnet’s school consultation

Join Childnet’s e-safety for schools consultation into best practices in preventing and responding to cyberbullying

Safeguarding Essentials - May 21, 2015 10:19 - Blog Story

The Troll in the classroom

E-safety for schools is about more than safeguarding the pupils

Steve Gresty - May 13, 2015 08:36 - Blog Story

Privacy is main online concern for...

Parents are not talking to children about the right online safety issues

Safeguarding Essentials - May 06, 2015 13:51 - Blog Story

IWF report shows huge increase in...

The Internet Watch Foundation has identified and assisted the removal of 137% more webpages depicting child sexual abuse last year, than the year before.

Safeguarding Essentials - April 27, 2015 08:40 - Blog Story

Cybersmile Foundation Launch Online...

The Cybersmile Foundation to help victims of digital abuse with virtual hugs

Safeguarding Essentials - April 20, 2015 12:13 - Blog Story

ChildLine campaign launches to help...

Shocking figures show one in ten 12-13 year olds are worried they are addicted to porn

Safeguarding Essentials - April 01, 2015 14:05 - Blog Story


Helping your students to report bullying directly to your school

Michael Brennan - March 30, 2015 16:17 - Blog Story

Playing the Game

Should head teachers report parents to the authorities who allow their children to play adult-rated video games?

Steve Gresty - March 30, 2015 15:58 - Blog Story

Internet Safety Film Competition

Childnet launch the 6th Childnet Film Competition in partnership with PhonepayPlus

Childnet International - March 26, 2015 12:20 - Blog Story

What is E-safety?

A back to basics explanation of e-safety in relation to schools and young people

Safeguarding Essentials - March 19, 2015 14:46 - Blog Story

Our survey says ...

The legal and ethical issues of completing online surveys

Steve Gresty - March 10, 2015 09:06 - Blog Story

E-safety first principles - NETWORKS

Introducing the concept of networks

Safeguarding Essentials - March 05, 2015 11:04 - Blog Story

The Internet of Things Reaches All...

As the Internet of Things expands, where will connectivity end?

Safeguarding Essentials - February 26, 2015 10:18 - Blog Story

Online E-safety Training - New...

With new distribution methods, the online training from E-safety Support is now even more flexible

Safeguarding Essentials - February 20, 2015 16:43 - Blog Story

E-safety and the importance of first...

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

Safeguarding Essentials - February 12, 2015 13:12 - Blog Story

Safer Internet Day 2015

Ways to get involved with Safer Internet Day

Safeguarding Essentials - February 04, 2015 16:02 - Blog Story

Educating and empowering

Educating and empowering. So you can stay safe on the internet…

Friendly WiFi - January 29, 2015 12:10 - Blog Story

Keeping children safe online is the...

NSPCC reveals parents’ worries about social networking sites used by children

Safeguarding Essentials - January 20, 2015 11:06 - Blog Story

Three things you need to know to...

A overview of information coming at Bett

Safeguarding Essentials - January 15, 2015 13:50 - Blog Story

Government adds further weight to...

Recent announcement by Nicky Morgan commits £500,000 to e-safety provisions

Safeguarding Essentials - January 08, 2015 12:50 - Blog Story

E-safety Review of 2014

A look back at some of the e-safety stories from this year

Safeguarding Essentials - December 18, 2014 13:57 - Blog Story

We Protect – PM announces measures to...

A summary of the key announcements made by David Cameron at the We Protect Children Online Summit

Safeguarding Essentials - December 11, 2014 11:49 - Blog Story

Stranger Danger

How naive decisions can lead to risky activity

Steve Gresty - December 04, 2014 09:52 - Blog Story

Teachers Invited to tackle bullying...

Education Charity Into Film Launches New Anti-Bullying Resource and Explores E-Safety Through Film

Safeguarding Essentials - November 20, 2014 10:35 - Blog Story

4 Ways to Address Sexting in the...

Sexting happens, but do students really understand the possible consequence?

Vicki Dan - November 13, 2014 11:07 - Blog Story

Can your school help beat...

Find out more about the Internet Matters anti-bullying song competition

Internet Matters - November 06, 2014 10:55 - Blog Story

The importance of parental engagement

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

Alan Foster - October 29, 2014 11:38 - Blog Story

Friendly WiFi supporting Get Safe...

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.

Friendly WiFi - October 22, 2014 14:49 - Blog Story

The Snappening – Will it change the...

Following the recent leak of images originating from online app, Snapchat, will users behave differently?

Safeguarding Essentials - October 15, 2014 10:56 - Blog Story

Classroom to at home: teachers’ role...

The role teachers play in keeping children safe online is ever expanding

Internet Matters - October 08, 2014 11:10 - Blog Story

Is e-safety still on the Ofsted agenda?

A look at the key drivers for e-safety education since the changes to the Ofsted inspection briefing documents

Safeguarding Essentials - October 02, 2014 10:00 - Blog Story

Community Education Awards – Internet...

The 2014/15 Community Education Awards recognise the importance of internet safety

Safeguarding Essentials - September 25, 2014 09:19 - Blog Story

Chester - the World's first Friendly...

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.

Friendly WiFi - September 18, 2014 11:04 - Blog Story

In-app purchases - two sides to every...

The pros and cons of the freemium sales technique targeting young people

Steve Gresty - September 10, 2014 13:33 - Blog Story

The many faces of the selfie

How the selfie trend can manifest itself into something far less innocent

Safeguarding Essentials - September 04, 2014 08:54 - Blog Story

Youthworks release results of latest...

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.

Safeguarding Essentials - August 27, 2014 13:24 - Blog Story

Youngsters understand technology...

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?

Steve Gresty - August 20, 2014 08:23 - Blog Story

Supporting the Friendly WiFi Scheme

Why the Internet Watch Foundation are supporting the new scheme to protect children using public WiFi

Friendly WiFi - August 14, 2014 12:24 - Blog Story

A little computer gaming can assist...

Can computer gaming assist in child development?

Steve Gresty - August 07, 2014 11:41 - Blog Story

What turns young people off apps?

28% of 16-24s turn off push notifications as soon as they download an app

Safeguarding Essentials - July 31, 2014 09:07 - Blog Story

Friendly WiFi

World's first public WiFi Accreditation Scheme launches to keep kids safe online

Safeguarding Essentials - July 24, 2014 08:55 - Blog Story

Turning pupils into teachers

Why we should encourage pupils to take the e-safety lead

Safeguarding Essentials - July 15, 2014 16:07 - Blog Story

Cyber Self-harm - Methods and Motives

Why and how young people are turning to social media to reinforce their feelings

Steve Gresty - July 09, 2014 10:29 - Blog Story

Our Digital Footprint - The Right to...

Today's news is no longer tomorrow's chip paper

Steve Gresty - July 02, 2014 09:08 - Blog Story

'Slenderman' - The 21st century Bogeyman

How characters can capture the web’s collective imagination to create a phenomenon

Steve Gresty - June 19, 2014 11:52 - Blog Story

Five Questions About E-safety in Your...

Assuming E-safety is just an IT issue risks Ofsted inadequate

Safeguarding Essentials - June 12, 2014 10:39 - Blog Story

Two Weeks to Take Global Action...

A unique 2 week opportunity to disrupt specific malware systems

Safeguarding Essentials - June 03, 2014 13:31 - Blog Story

Parents need help navigating e-safety...

How can parents help their children understand the very real risks and dangers that they could be exposing themselves to?

Steve Gresty - May 29, 2014 08:09 - Blog Story

Creepshots : Can the law keep up with...

The worrying new trend for sharing photographs

Vicki Dan - May 22, 2014 07:56 - Blog Story

Interpreting the Ofsted Requirements...

The last in our series helping schools and e-safety co-ordinators to respons to the Ofsted requirements

Steve Gresty - May 15, 2014 08:40 - Blog Story


What are cookies and how do they affect you?

Safeguarding Essentials - May 14, 2014 08:23 - Knowledge Base Article

Y is for...YouTube and Yik Yak

Find out about these online terms in the E-safety Support glossary

Safeguarding Essentials - May 08, 2014 15:28 - Knowledge Base Article

Young people: get your hands off my...

Are young people wild about the Internet of Things?

Safeguarding Essentials - May 07, 2014 15:06 - Blog Story

Online Gaming - Muddying the...

A reflection on whether our now daily engagement with technology is impacting our capacity to differentiate between the real and virtual worlds

Steve Gresty - April 29, 2014 08:46 - Blog Story

Understanding the Heartbleed bug

What is the Heartbleed bug and how does it effect you

Safeguarding Essentials - April 24, 2014 08:43 - Blog Story

Selfies... harmless fun or careless...

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.

Vicki Dan - April 17, 2014 17:06 - Blog Story

Ofsted Publish Update to Inspecting...

An overview of the latest amendments to the Ofsted section 5 inspection briefing document

Safeguarding Essentials - April 08, 2014 14:46 - Blog Story

Get parents back into the classroom

Training consultant, Sally Tippett shares her experience in educating parents

Sally Tippett - April 01, 2014 15:06 - Blog Story

Digital Leader start-up at St...

The first in a series of articles following the progress the the St Wilfrid's Digital Leaders team

Digital Leaders - March 26, 2014 15:35 - Blog Story

Digital Leaders at St Wilfrid's...

The inspiration for the St Wilfrid's School Digital Leaders programme

Digital Leaders - March 26, 2014 14:58 - Blog Story

How can SRE advise today's generation...

Helping students understand the wider implications of sexting

Vicki Dan - March 19, 2014 09:38 - Blog Story

Interpreting the Ofsted Requirements...

How to implement policies and education for e-safety in school

Steve Gresty - March 13, 2014 08:56 - Blog Story

16-24s not concerned about virus...

A new report reveals that only 19% of 16-24s use security software on their mobile device.

Safeguarding Essentials - March 04, 2014 10:56 - Blog Story

Interpreting the Ofsted Requirements...

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

Steve Gresty - February 27, 2014 08:24 - Blog Story

Self cyber bullying: A new form of...

How teenagers are turning to social media to express negative feelings

Jennifer McLeod - Step Up! International - February 19, 2014 15:29 - Blog Story

The Internet should be censored say...

59% of 16-24s believe the Internet needs more censorship and control.

Safeguarding Essentials - February 18, 2014 09:14 - Blog Story

NekNominate: The latest online craze

Is peer pressure driving students to drink or simply compete?

Safeguarding Essentials - February 12, 2014 16:35 - Blog Story

Online Games: A Few Considerations

Type ‘online games for children’ into a search engine and a staggering amount of results are returned

Jazz Williams - February 06, 2014 12:00 - Blog Story

The pros and cons of Facebook - a...

A personal view about how people use social media from the eyes of a student

Rebecca Hope - February 05, 2014 16:19 - Blog Story

Trend spotting at Bett

Sharing thoughts on the integration of devices and Apps into education

Safeguarding Essentials - January 30, 2014 10:11 - Blog Story

Interpreting the Ofsted Requirements...

Suggestions on how schools may deliver aspects of e-safety

Steve Gresty - January 23, 2014 09:54 - Blog Story

Naace Strategic Conference – 27-28...

An exciting programme is planned for this year's Naace Strategic Conference

Safeguarding Essentials - January 14, 2014 15:16 - Blog Story

The Tablet Revolution and E-safety...

Christmas technology sales take us one step closer to being online 24/7

Safeguarding Essentials - January 08, 2014 12:21 - Blog Story

Safer Internet Day 2014

Let’s create a better internet together

Safeguarding Essentials - January 07, 2014 11:12 - Blog Story

The Robots are coming

From rampaging robots to sentient data manipulation

Safeguarding Essentials - December 18, 2013 10:18 - Blog Story

Anonymous Comment Sites

What makes anonymous comment sites a platform for vicious remarks and cyber bullying?

Safeguarding Essentials - December 11, 2013 14:31 - Blog Story

Are you online offline?

Do the concepts of Offline and Online still have meaning?

Safeguarding Essentials - December 04, 2013 09:21 - Blog Story

E-safety Dynamic and Proactive...

A school leaders view on the development of a static and dynamic e-safety policy

Jazz Williams - November 27, 2013 11:03 - Blog Story

Selfies and the development of cyber...

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

Safeguarding Essentials - November 20, 2013 12:54 - Blog Story

Q is for...Quantum Computers,...

Find defititions of these online terms in the e-safety knowledge base

Safeguarding Essentials - November 19, 2013 12:41 - Knowledge Base Article

O is for...Omegle, Online, ooVoo,...

Learn the meaning of these familiar online terms from the E-safety glossary

Safeguarding Essentials - November 13, 2013 14:56 - Knowledge Base Article

Is that a phone in your pocket?

What's in a name? E-safety, comprehension and the Smartphone.

Safeguarding Essentials - November 13, 2013 11:22 - Blog Story

Facebook Privacy Changes Explained

Facebook are changing some of their settings again - what does this mean for e-safety.

Safeguarding Essentials - November 05, 2013 13:26 - Blog Story

Why E-safety Education is Essential...

A look at statistics which highlight the need for e-safety education from as young as 5

Safeguarding Essentials - October 31, 2013 13:13 - Blog Story

A school e-safety policy is so much...

Some of the reasons why each school should develop their own unique e-safety policy

Safeguarding Essentials - October 29, 2013 14:31 - Blog Story

E-safety – Facing the Facts

Joe Basketts, Education Director at Fantastict, shares his thoughts on e-safety strategy

Joe Basketts - October 22, 2013 08:05 - Blog Story

M is for...MovieStarPlanet, Moshi...

More definitions from the E-safety Support knowledge base

Safeguarding Essentials - October 21, 2013 10:39 - Knowledge Base Article

K is for...Kilobyte, Keyword and Kindle

More popular online terms are explained in the E-safety Support glossary

Safeguarding Essentials - October 21, 2013 10:34 - Knowledge Base Article

J is for...Java and JPEG

Find out about these 2 online terms in the E-safety Support online glossary

Safeguarding Essentials - October 21, 2013 10:30 - Knowledge Base Article

Computer Education vs Computing...

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.

Safeguarding Essentials - October 10, 2013 14:30 - Blog Story

How vulnerable is your school?

E-safety Support strengthens school service through the exciting new partnership with e-safe education

Safeguarding Essentials - October 09, 2013 15:07 - Blog Story

S is for...Storage, Safari, Search...

Find out their meanings our e-safety support knowledge base glossary

Safeguarding Essentials - October 08, 2013 12:28 - Knowledge Base Article

H is for...Habbo, Hacker, Halo and HTML

Some useful online terms explained in the E-safety Support glossary

Safeguarding Essentials - October 08, 2013 11:40 - Knowledge Base Article

Freemium - Tricks of the trade or...

Feemium games are getting some bad press, but is it all down to the game or the gamer?

Safeguarding Essentials - October 02, 2013 14:33 - Blog Story

F is for...Facebook, Firewall,...

More online definitions from the E-safety glossary

Safeguarding Essentials - October 01, 2013 14:41 - Knowledge Base Article

E-safety Support teams up with...

Announcing our partnership with Fantastict - expanding the e-safety teacher training provision

Safeguarding Essentials - September 25, 2013 10:10 - Blog Story

T is for...Tags, Texting, Toolbar,...

Learn the meaning of these popular online terms

Safeguarding Essentials - September 24, 2013 11:14 - Knowledge Base Article

E-safety: Education, Prohibition and...

Join us at the Exa Education Conference to hear our thoughts on the current e-safety theories

Safeguarding Essentials - September 18, 2013 12:42 - Blog Story

A look at some new Apple and Android...

A review of some of the latest education apps that can be used across the curriculum

Steve Gresty - September 18, 2013 08:48 - Blog Story

E is for...E-learning and Emoticon

Find out more about e-safety terms from our knowledge base

Safeguarding Essentials - September 17, 2013 09:28 - Knowledge Base Article

New E-safety News & Information Widget

The brand new e-safety feature which give schools the most up to date e-safety news and information for their website

Safeguarding Essentials - September 11, 2013 13:52 - Blog Story


The definition of hacker and how context can change the meaning

Safeguarding Essentials - September 09, 2013 09:56 - Knowledge Base Article

Digital literacy

What is digital literacy and why has it become so important in the educational environment?

Steve Gresty - September 04, 2013 09:30 - Blog Story

W is for...Windows, Webinar and Wizard

Find out what these terms mean in our e-safety support knowledge base glossary

Safeguarding Essentials - September 02, 2013 10:40 - Knowledge Base Article

Advice from Naace about the Ofsted...

Schools must take the lead in helping young people deal with online dangers

Safeguarding Essentials - August 23, 2013 08:44 - Blog Story


The definition of malware including advice for teachers and pupils

Safeguarding Essentials - August 20, 2013 14:30 - Knowledge Base Article

Game-based Learning

Can computer games be embraced as an educational tool?

Steve Gresty - August 20, 2013 10:30 - Blog Story

I is for...iPod, iPad, iPhone,...

Find out what they are in our e-safety support knowledge base glossary

Safeguarding Essentials - August 20, 2013 10:12 - Knowledge Base Article

Demonstrating a digital footprint

What is a digital footprint and how to demonstrate it to you class

Safeguarding Essentials - August 14, 2013 08:48 - Blog Story

N is for...Navigation Bar,...

Find out what these terms mean in the latest from our e-safety support knowledge base

Safeguarding Essentials - August 12, 2013 13:36 - Knowledge Base Article

Beware of the Trolls

What is 'trolling'? Who are the trolls and why do they behave in such a way online?

Steve Gresty - August 01, 2013 12:42 - Blog Story

L is for...Leetspeak, Like and LinkedIn

Leetspeak, Like and LinkedIn - lear more in our online a-z

Safeguarding Essentials - July 31, 2013 09:33 - Knowledge Base Article

E-safety education and the role of...

With the ever increasing risks from online activity, what part should parents play in protecting their children?

Safeguarding Essentials - July 30, 2013 09:48 - Blog Story


The symptoms and consequences of being addicted to mobile phones

Safeguarding Essentials - July 29, 2013 12:15 - Knowledge Base Article

Is censorship of adult content the...

Is filtering a sensible approach to teaching children about online safety?

Safeguarding Essentials - July 25, 2013 09:54 - Blog Story

Gaming Addiction

The phenomena of gaming addiction is increasing and so are the possible affects

Steve Gresty - July 18, 2013 09:51 - Blog Story

R is for...Raspberry Pi, Ratting,...

Raspberry Pi, Ratting, Rollover, Redirect and RAM - find out what they all mean in our online glossary

Safeguarding Essentials - July 11, 2013 10:37 - Knowledge Base Article

Sexting isn't just harmless fun

Many teenages have been found to engage in the practice of sexting, but few are aware of the possible implications

Safeguarding Essentials - July 05, 2013 13:42 - Blog Story

V is for...Virus, VLE and VoIP

Virus, VLE and VoIP - find out what they all mean in our online A-Z

Safeguarding Essentials - June 28, 2013 15:20 - Knowledge Base Article

Busting the digital native myth

Does the younger generation know about digital dangers

Safeguarding Essentials - June 24, 2013 15:23 - Blog Story


Information and advice to avoid being a victim of Ratting

Safeguarding Essentials - June 21, 2013 12:07 - Knowledge Base Article

The E-Safety Timebomb

Increasing fears that children with access to the internet are being exposed to inappropriate sexual content

Safeguarding Essentials - June 18, 2013 13:36 - Blog Story

G is for...Geocaching, Google,...

Geocaching, Google, Gigabyte and Grooming - find out what they all mean in our online A-Z

Safeguarding Essentials - June 11, 2013 12:02 - Knowledge Base Article

What do children really know about...

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.

Safeguarding Essentials - June 06, 2013 12:32 - Blog Story

Should pupils have lessons about...

Explicit online materials are becoming increasingly accessible to young people, but who is responsible for keeping them safe?

Safeguarding Essentials - May 21, 2013 12:56 - Blog Story


What is copyright and what do you and your pupils know about it?

Safeguarding Essentials - May 16, 2013 09:01 - Knowledge Base Article

D is for...Dongle, Download, Desktop...

Dongle, Download, Desktop and DOS Attack - find out what they all mean in our A-Z Online glossary

Safeguarding Essentials - May 16, 2013 08:18 - Knowledge Base Article


Information about fraping - what is it and what advice can you give to your pupils

Safeguarding Essentials - April 23, 2013 14:04 - Knowledge Base Article

What you need to know - privacy

What teachers need to be aware of with regards to online privacy issues and what advice they can give to pupils

Safeguarding Essentials - April 23, 2013 08:59 - Blog Story

Why do I use social media for...

Twitter - have you 'got it' yet? How teachers can use twitter for professional development

Ian Addison - April 23, 2013 08:46 - Blog Story

C is for...CEOP, Computing, Cyber,...

CEOP, Computing, Cyber, Call of Duty, Club Penguin, Cloud and Chrome - find out what they all mean in our online A-Z

Safeguarding Essentials - April 23, 2013 08:32 - Knowledge Base Article

How do you use social media in the...

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

Ian Addison - April 23, 2013 08:22 - Blog Story

When your digital footprint follows...

How can your students learn from the Paris Brown story?

Safeguarding Essentials - April 08, 2013 12:59 - Blog Story

E-safety across the curriculum

Looking for ideas on how to cover e-safety issues within different subjects? Here are a few from our e-safety expert

Jo Debens - April 07, 2013 16:10 - Blog Story

Using the internet to engage parents...

Ideas from Priory School about how to engage parents in online safety issues

Jo Debens - April 07, 2013 16:07 - Blog Story

A is for...Apps and Android

Apps and android - find out what they all mean in our online A-Z

Safeguarding Essentials - April 07, 2013 16:06 - Knowledge Base Article

Sample questions for staff

From Oftsed's Inspecting e-safety briefing, these are example questions staff might be asked during an inspection

Safeguarding Essentials - April 07, 2013 15:56 - Knowledge Base Article

Sample questions for pupils

From Oftsed's Inspecting e-safety briefing, these are example questions pupils might be asked during an inspection

Safeguarding Essentials - April 07, 2013 15:50 - Knowledge Base Article

Sample questions for schools leaders

From Oftsed's Inspecting e-safety briefing, these are example questions school leaders might be required to answer during an inspection

Safeguarding Essentials - April 07, 2013 15:39 - Knowledge Base Article

Recommendations for schools

Recommendations for schools from the Byron report, as outlined in Ofsted's Inspecting e-safety briefing.

Safeguarding Essentials - April 06, 2013 13:55 - Knowledge Base Article

How to use Avatars with children

Avatars offer a safer alternative to children uploading photos of themselves on social websites

Ian Addison - March 20, 2013 09:07 - Blog Story

School e-safety practice and the...

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

Jo Debens - March 20, 2013 09:02 - Blog Story

The Teacher View - using technology...

As an ICT teacher, Ben Gristwood is a big advocate of online tools - but do other teachers in his school feel the same way?

Ben Gristwood - March 14, 2013 09:43 - Blog Story


Information about Cyber-bullying - what is it, what does it look like and what advice can you give to your pupils

Safeguarding Essentials - March 14, 2013 09:24 - Knowledge Base Article

Key features of good or outstanding...

What are Ofsted looking for? Key features of good or outstanding e-safety practice - how many are you doing in your school?

Safeguarding Essentials - March 14, 2013 08:56 - Knowledge Base Article

Indicators of inadequate practice

A list of 7 things that Ofsted view as indicating inadequate e-safety practice, from their e-safety briefing for section 5 inspection

Safeguarding Essentials - March 14, 2013 08:46 - Knowledge Base Article

B is for...BlackBerry, BBM, Browser,...

BlackBerry, BBM, Browser, BinWeevils, Blog, Boomerang and Botnet - find out what they all mean in our online A-Z

Safeguarding Essentials - March 14, 2013 08:37 - Knowledge Base Article

What is

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.

Safeguarding Essentials - March 05, 2013 10:48 - Blog Story

The Student View

When discussing e-safety with the students, I was surprised to see how little they actually cared about this issue

Ben Gristwood - March 01, 2013 16:16 - Blog Story

E-Safety - Education Before Legislation

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.

Alan O'Donohoe - February 13, 2013 15:20 - Blog Story

How do you manage passwords with...

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?

Ian Addison - February 13, 2013 15:08 - Blog Story

How can we support e-safety in the...

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.

Jo Debens - February 13, 2013 13:47 - Blog Story

Welcome to E-safety Support

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.

Safeguarding Essentials - February 09, 2013 11:03 - Blog Story

P is for...Pinterest, Palm top,...

Pinterest, Palm top, Parental control, PayPal and Phishing - find out what they all mean in our online A-Z

Safeguarding Essentials - February 08, 2013 11:03 - Knowledge Base Article

Using social media to talk to parents...

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.

Safeguarding Essentials - February 07, 2013 11:03 - Blog Story

Protecting yourself on social media

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

Safeguarding Essentials - February 07, 2013 11:03 - Blog Story

7 pupil rules for staying safe on the...

7 key rules to help your pupils use the internet safely

Safeguarding Essentials - February 07, 2013 11:03 - Blog Story


Information about sexting - what is it, what are the legal facts and what advice can you give to your pupils

Safeguarding Essentials - February 07, 2013 11:03 - Knowledge Base Article

5 rules for teachers using Facebook

Are you using Facebook and other social networking sites in your personal life? Follow some basic rules to protect yourself.

Safeguarding Essentials - February 07, 2013 11:03 - Blog Story

Introduction to e-safety

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

Safeguarding Essentials - February 07, 2013 11:03 - Knowledge Base Article