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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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  • Having received feedback from both staff and pupils, I am delighted that they all enjoyed it very much, felt the content was excellent, and would like to see this repeated in the future if possible.

    Assistant Head Teacher Secondary School, Safer Internet Day 2011

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05 December 2017

The use of live streaming platforms by online sex offenders is increasing and there is an urgent need to educate children about the risks associated with this new threat, warn child protection experts.

During a recent week of intensification to tackle child sexual exploitation and abuse, police and NCA operations across the UK safeguarded 245 children and arrested 192 people, 18 of whom were in a position of trust. 30% of those cases involved some of the highest harm offences including live streaming, blackmail and grooming.

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16 October 2017

This resource is from Andrew Hall, Safeguarding Specialist.

Safeguarding On A Page

It is really useful to put all your safeguarding procedures onto one page, so that it can be seen at a glance. In the Safeguarding Handbook you can find a suitable flowchart.

The flow chart helps staff (and others) clearly understand what they need to do to raise a concern in your organisation and illustrates what happens next. There is also space to add relevant names and contact details, as well as the Whistleblowing Advice Line phone number. Such a flowchart can be useful addition to a policy document.

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02 October 2017

This draft document explores key questions in the form of a checklist to help educational settings ensure the maximum impact of online safety sessions.

The guidance highlights a range of resources which can be used to support educational setting to develop a whole setting approach towards online safety in line with national guidance. The document can be used to facilitate conversations between educational settings and external visitors to develop children and young people’s digital literacy skills and parental awareness.

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