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Simfin

esafety and digital citizenship specialist

Naace Impact Award Winner for Leadership

For his commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for the education sector

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 Tagged with grooming


04 January 2017

A bleak film which tells the story of how teenager Kayleigh Haywood was groomed online by a stranger and then brutally raped and murdered has been released by police.

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25 January 2016

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a sexting scandal after pupils at a leading public school were duped into posting explicit selfies online.
Parents at £29,000-a-year Dauntsey's School in Wiltshire were reportedly warned that 42 pupils were targeted.

 

22 January 2016

In a time of SnapChat, Twitter and Facebook, getting in touch with your friends has never been easier, but it all comes at a cost.

ABC News recently conducted an experiment to see what would happen when bystanders witness a young girl meeting up with a stranger she met online. The girl was ready to forget the fact that a grown man sitting across the table is not 16 year old Brian she’s been texting with, but what would people overhearing their conversation do? What would YOU do?

04 June 2015

Extremism is not a new topic in education, but recent events and legislation require schools to be fully apprised with this area. London Grid for Learning have created this resource in partnership with Sara Khan from counter-extremism and women's rights organisation Inspire. She highlights the fact that mainstream Islam and ISIS are worlds apart, and lays out principles that apply equally to all forms of extremism, including the far-right. This resource should not only build professionals' confidence in safeguarding young people, but also help in challenging anti-Muslim sentiment and promote shared values and community cohesion.

 

The resource

02 December 2014

The UK Safer Internet Centre is taking the unusual step of publishing this special bulletin to all Local

Safeguarding Children Boards due to the unprecedented online threats posed to children across the UK from

radicalisation and extremism. This action follows discussions with colleagues at Home Office and DfE and in

the same way that the Government have raised the threat level, this bulletin aims to mirror this heightening of concern particularly with regards to children.

 

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