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Simfin

online safety 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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  • Many thanks @simfin for outstanding, informative digital citizenship sessions today with our Y6 classes, who were highly engaged and enthusiastic throughout.

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08 December 2015

More and more teenagers and young people are getting involved in cyber crime. Many do it for fun without realising the consequences of their actions – but the penalties can be severe.

Cyber crime isn’t a victimless crime. The National Crime Agency and police take cyber crime extremely seriously and will make every effort to identify and prosecute offenders.

22 August 2014

 Smosh, Good Mythical Morning, PewDiePie -- the names may not mean much to you, but chances are your kids are on a first-name basis. Their funny hosts, off-the-cuff commentary, silly antics, and bewildering (to adults) subject matter put them among the most popular YouTube channels for young teens, garnering millions (and, in the case ofgame commentary PewDiePie, billions) of views. In fact, according to a recent survey of U.S. teens by Variety, the top five most influential celebrities are YouTube stars. But information about these personalities' shows -- the content, quality, and age-appropriateness, for example -- isn't easy for parents to find.

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14 May 2013

Managing one's digital identity is a skill and as teachers and educators, we need to be a role model for our students and show them how they can interact with the virtual world and what they should do to keep themselves safe.

The purpose of this guide is to help teachers cultivate a culture of digital responsibility in students online practices.