Feb 25

After SID 2014 the CEOP ThinkYouKnow website has had a makeover and divided the resources for 11-13 from the 14+ age range. (If like me you find your browser wont take you to the new areas by clicking on the graphics, use the text links at the bottom of the page.)

The NSPCC also launched their take on  “Keeping Children Safe Online” in the form of an e-learning module created with CEOP.

And research on sexting behaviour emerged in the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Pediatrics” journal encouraging disussion of this topic with young people.


Jan 31

SID TV 2014

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A Safer Internet Day innovation this year is a streaming TV channel alongside the usual resources for parents, carers and schools.

The programme for the day can be found here

Jan 16

Ofcom has published a report  that sets the scene in terms of  take-up, awareness and confidence of parents in parental controls, before ISPs fulfil commitments to implement more network filters.

No surprises about the variations found or that “parental controls were viewed as a supplement to, rather than replacement for, hands-on parenting” but is a useful statement of status quo all the same.

Dec 17

Some new resources for parents on Premium Rate and In-Application purchases has been released by Childnet.

Also versions for  young people on applications  and premium rate content have been produced

Nov 12

CEOP have launched an “Exploited” resource pack and video for delivery to Key Stage 3+ that “teaches young people to recognise sexual exploitation”

Watch the trailer here and if regsitered with Thinkyouknow’s website  download the full pack here

Nov 12

The Anti-Bullying Alliance has launched some resources to back Anti-Bullying Week  here to which they have added the tag line ‘The future is ours , safe fun and connected’.

Anti Bullying Week falls on 18-22 November this year and incidentally is just after the UN International Day of Tolerance and an EU day against hate speech that might usefully be connected?

Insafe has picked up this theme here

Nov 11

SID 2014

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Time to start planning for Safer Internet Day  Tuesday 11 February 2014, with the strapline ‘Let’s create a better internet together’. UK resources are now available here.

Oct 26

You may have seen the headline making e-safety survey by the  ISC2 Foundation discussed on BBC breakfast TV this week. You can see the results of the   survey here and other more formal research recogised by UKCCIS here.

Oct 05

Insafe has published a compendium of resources available that address the e-safety of mobile devices here. The UK entry does not give anything new but it is useful having it in one place for easy reference and especially if you require a pointer to European language equivilents.

In addition Insafe has reported here the release of the first  Net Children Go Mobile deliverable that  “investigates how, where, and at what age children go online, and which activities they engage in on the internet”; the investigation re-enforces the notion of an existing  “bedroom culture” in internet use and predominat ownership of smartphones by young people. 


Sep 20

ThinkUKnow’s topical news in brief:

  • Latest dates for Ambassadors courses released here
  • Updated online training for professionals launched  here
  • Resources for adoptive and foster parents launched  here  (parents tab)
  • Resources about webcam use launched here (11-16 tab)
  •  A view of the teachers role in e-safety as told to the TES here