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Useful Resources for Adults who work with Young People

28 August 2019

'A few days ago, I was baffled to see an obviously scammy event pop up in my Google calendar: I’d won $2,338 in some ‘annual competition.’

Here's how to prevent spam appearing in your Google calendar.

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14 August 2019

Facebook secretly employed hundreds of contractors to listen to clips of its addicts' private voice calls to transcribe parts of conversations its AI software couldn't understand.

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08 July 2019

An overview of data on child abuse online.

Key findings from 2019

year on year increases in the numbers and rates of police-recorded online child sexual offences in England and Wales and Northern Ireland

increases in police-recorded offences of obscene publications or indecent photos in all four UK nations over the last five years

increases in the number of URLs confirmed by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) as containing child sexual abuse imagery since 2015

less than half of children aged 12 to 15 say they know how to change their settings to control who can view their social media

the majority of parents, carers and members of the public agree that social networks should have a legal responsibility to keep children safe on their platforms.

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01 July 2019

The 2019 Keeping children safe in education
Statutory final draft guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

This guidance applies to all schools and is for:

headteachers, teachers and staff

governing bodies, proprietors and management committees

It sets out the legal duties you must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.

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