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14 December 2018
By Rebecca Avery

Online Safety Briefing: Term 2

This is the 2018-19 Term 2 (November-December) edition of the Kent Education Safeguarding Team’s Online Safety briefings, which aim to help Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in educational settings keep up to date with emerging online safety issues, as well as resources and research.

The following links are not endorsed, controlled or promoted by The Education People. This briefing should not be shared or forwarded directly to children, young people or parents due to the sensitive and potentially distressing nature of some content.

Before sharing content that name specific apps or websites, we recommend DSLs access the following links:

General Content

 ‘Addiction’, Screen time and Mental Health 

Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation



Gaming and Gambling

Information Governance, Privacy and Data

Professional Conduct

 ‘Sexting’, Sexual Harassment and Violence

Social Media and Technology

Trust and Reliability

Educational Content

Teaching Materials, Tools and Videos

Think U Know Harmful Sexual Behaviour survey

In the new year, CEOP will be developing a new Thinkuknow resource to help prevent negative sexual behaviour amongst young people. This can occur on a continuum, from ‘inappropriate’ to ‘problematic’ to ‘abusive’. It can occur in relationships and also within peer groups and is also known as ‘Harmful Sexual Behaviour’ (HSB).

CEOP are looking for professionals to share their experiences related to this issue by completing a short survey to help them to understand what types of HSB are most prevalent, what is currently being done to tackle it and what professionals think will help prevent it.  Click here to complete the survey

Articles for Parent/Carers

Resources for parents/carers