This light touch analysis has considered the case file of the Report Harmful Content service from April 2021 to November 2022. During this period the service has dealt with 2,195 inquiries and has escalated around 33% of these to other services. However, in 87% of cases Report Harmful Content were able to encourage industry to successfully take action.
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SWGfL has partnered with Schillings, a leading crisis management firm specialising in reputation, privacy and security, on a new, easy-to-understand guide to the Online Safety Bill. Aimed at young people, their parents and teachers, this simplified guide seeks to demystify the lengthy and complex regulation that sets out to make the UK ‘the safest place to be online.’
Get ready for the new school year by getting the latest online safety guidance and resources to support your return
In June 2021 Ofsted concluded that the prevalence of child-on-child sexual harassment and abuse was so widespread that, for some, incidents are ‘so commonplace that they see no point in reporting them’ and ‘consider them normal’. SWGfL and The Marie Collins Foundation has created a support service for professionals working with children and young people in tackling harmful sexual behaviours, funded by the Home Office and in collaboration with the Department for Education.
From what the past couple of weeks has shown, the recent viral trend of targeting teachers on social media platforms is causing a great deal of concern throughout the UK. It’s clear that from the reports that have been received on the Professionals Online Safety Helpline, professionals are still trying to address the problem with many feeling considerable distress and uncertainty of how to effectively handle the problem.
Report Harmful Content is provided by UK Safer Internet Centre and operated by SWGfL.
UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading organisations with one mission - to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people. The partnership was appointed by the European Commission as the Safer Internet Centre for the UK in January 2011 and is one of 31 Safer Internet Centres in the Insafe network.
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