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Useful Resources for Adults who work with Young People

07 August 2018

Our inquiry into online abuse and the experience of disabled people was prompted by a petition by Katie Price, signed by more than 200,000 people. Her petition calls for a specific criminal offence to cover online abuse and a register of offenders. It talks about online abuse directed at people from all backgrounds, but also highlights the shocking abuse directed at her disabled son, Harvey.

House of Commons petition Committee.

 

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13 July 2018

40,000 pupils took part in this year's LGfL DigiSafe pupil online-safety survey about their online lives. We found out what they love and what they hate, what really goes on behind closed screens, and who they trust when things go wrong. Discover what we learned and what it means for schools, parents, industry and government in our new report, 'Hopes & Streams'.

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18 May 2018

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

'We have published the guidance dated 3 September 2018 for information only. Until 3 September 2018, schools and colleges must continue to use the current statutory guidance dated September 2016.'

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LGFL have produced a Tracked Changes document to help you.

 

Andrew Hall has provided a very clear summary of changes and 'What Next?' guide. You can access these here 

09 May 2018

WhatsApp have just announced a new age limit of 16 for users based in Europe. With the upcoming changes to Data Protection rules in the EU, this blog looks at what age restrictions are in place across the most popular social media services, why they exist and what our advice is for parents and young people.

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