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 Tagged with Safeguarding


16 May 2022

The charity's annual report said 70% of victims were aged between 11 and 13.

Where boys were included in the material, it tended to be of a more severe category, the IWF said.

The material was found to be predominantly self-generated and usually recorded at home using a phone or webcam

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04 April 2022

iNEQE has updated their Online Safety Review on the game Poppy Playtime. Now, one of the most popular characters from the game, Huggy Wuggy, has reignited safeguarding concerns due to reports of online challenges and disturbing content featuring the character.

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17 March 2022

The government is to introduce its long-awaited Online Safety Bill in Parliament on Thursday.

The bill is intended to tackle a wide range of harmful online content, such as cyber-bullying, pornography and material promoting self-harm.

Social networks could be fined or blocked if they fail to remove harmful content, and their bosses could be imprisoned for a lack of compliance.

Labour said the bill's delays meant disinformation in the UK was growing.

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There's also a useful guide by iNEQE here

12 March 2022

The intense media coverage that accompanies traumatic events, such as war, acts of terrorism and natural disasters, can be very disturbing for children and teens. Certain young people are particularly vulnerable and some can be seriously distressed simply by watching TV replays of such events.

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