Online Safety Briefing: Term 6 (June-July 2018-19)
This is the 2018-19 Term 6 (June-July) 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:
- The Guardian:
- SWGfL: Should young people be left to their own devices at school?
- Victim Support: After CSE films: supporting children and families without traumatic imagery (PDF)
- BBC: Bianca Devins: The teenager whose murder was exploited for clicks
Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
- The Guardian: Police log 22 online sex crimes against children every day, says NSPCC
- BBC: Pontypridd man Owain Thomas jailed for grooming 146 children online
Gaming and Gambling
- Internet Matters: Parenting Generation Game report overview
- Daily Dot: 12-year-old Fortnite star banned from Twitch for lying about his age
- The Guardian:
Information Governance, Privacy and Data
- BBC: TikTok under investigation over child data use
- 9ine: WhatsApp: Communicating in Schools
- SWGfL: GDPR’s first anniversary – an overview a year on and implications for schools
Professional Conduct and Practice
Radicalisation and Extremism
- New York Times: YouTube to Remove Thousands of Videos Pushing Extreme Views
- TES: Teacher's GCSE history videos banned over 'hate speech'
- The Conversation: Limiting screen use is not the way to tackle teenage sleep problems – here’s how to browse healthily at night
- USA Today: Child drownings linked to phone-distracted parents who fail to look up
‘Sexting’, Pornography, Sexual Harassment and Relationships
- Internet Matters: Parents say online porn gives children extreme unrealistic idea of sex
Social Media and Technology
- Parenting for a Digital Future: Young people, digital media, and participation in civic and political life
- The Atlantic: When Grown-Ups Get Caught in Teens’ AirDrop Crossfire
- The Guardian:
- The Telegraph: YouTube 'kidfluencers' should have same legal protections as child actors, says Royal College of Psychiatrists
- The Conversation: Most adults have never heard of TikTok. That’s by design
- Lucy McHugh: How a Facebook password trapped a killer
- Instagram boss Adam Mosseri: 'We can't solve bullying on our own'
- Should we dislike the 'Like' button?
- TikTok's young fans 'exploited' for digital gifts
- Instagram now asks bullies: 'Are you sure?'
- Instagram hides likes count in international test 'to remove pressure'
- Can you trust FaceApp with your face?
- YouTube: 'We don't take you down the rabbit hole'
- That’s Nonsense: FaceApp face aging filter app raises some old privacy concerns
Trust and Reliability
- NewStatesman: Dutch teen Noa Pothoven wasn’t euthanised this weekend. So why did the media say she was?
- Mashable: How internet ghost stories take on a life of their own
- The Guardian: Instagram influencer staged 'surprise' engagement weekend
- TES: Heads need to be alert to 'fake news' risk for pupils
- BBC: How did YouTube help spread a conspiracy theory?
Teaching Materials, Tools and Videos
- BBC Own it: (KS2/3)
- BBC Newsround: (KS2/3)
- Barefaced TV/Natasha Devon: Naked Beach – Body Image (KS4)
- Bad News
- https://getbadnews.com/ (KS4)
- Bad News Junior: https://getbadnews.com/droggame_book/junior-uk/#intro (KS2)
Articles/Resources for Parent/Carers
- Internet Matters:
- Mashable: A mother-son bond, strengthened by Snapchat
- Childnet: Help keep your children happy and safe online this summer holidays
- SWGfL/ The UK Safer Internet Centre: Family Summer Challenge
- PSHE Association: Relationships Education and RSE: guides to supporting parental engagement