9 February 2018
By Rebecca Avery

Online Safety Briefing: Term 3 2017-18

This is the 3rd edition of the Kent Education Safeguarding Team’s Online Safety briefings covering Term 2 (January-February) 2017-18.

The aim of these posts is to help Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in educational settings keep up to date with of some of the emerging online safety issues and research which may be of interest. The following links are not endorsed, controlled or promoted by Kent County Council.

This briefing should not be shared or forwarded directly to pupils or parents due to the sensitive and potentially distressing nature of some content. Before sharing content that names specific apps or websites, we recommend DSLs access the following :

National Updates

Articles and Research


Computer Misuse, Data Protection and Information Governance

Gaming and Gambling

Peer on Peer Abuse 

Professional Conduct

Reliability and Trust

Self Esteem and Mental Health 

Sexual Abuse and Grooming

Social Media and Technology

Educational Content

Teaching Materials, Tools and Videos

Resources for Parent/Carers


Additional links to articles and resources can also be accessed via the Kent Online Safety Twitter feed.