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03 December 2018

An academy has apologised to parents and pupils after a 16-year-old logged into a school laptop and downloaded pupils' personal data and shared it.

The boy, who attends Ormiston Rivers Academy in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, obtained the details of Year 11 pupils after using a teacher's laptop.

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28 November 2018

A bank customer was tricked into transferring money by fraudsters who pretended to be responding to his angry Twitter post about poor service.

Writer Mike Tinmouth was furious with the process and time taken to open a business account with Barclays.

He expressed his frustration in a public tweet - which was seized on by fraudsters who posed as the bank in an attempt to trick him out of £8,000.

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12 September 2018

On the 6th September 2018, Ofsted updated the "Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings” handbook. This document reflects the new ‘Keeping children safe in education’ 2018 (KCSIE) guidance as well as ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 2018 and needs to be read alongside the ‘Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years’ and the individual inspection remit handbooks.

Rebecca Avery, Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) within the Education People, Education Safeguarding Team has produced a summary document which explores online safety within the updated handbook.

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