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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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  • We had an informative, balanced, entertaining e-safety update today. Not often you can use all those words in one sentence.

    6th Form Teacher Darlington

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17 December 2021

Foreword by Dame Rachel de Souza DBE

Since March 2020, thousands of young women have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment through the ‘Everyone’s Invited’ project. This is an online platform where girls ‑ who are still mostly in school – have described growing up in a world where harassment, including sexualised comments, slut‑shaming and the sharing of nude pictures, is part of their everyday lives. This harmful behaviour happens online and offline. I’ve seen this first‑hand during my time as a headteacher and I know how stressful and damaging it can be for children, especially girls.

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10 December 2021

Schools and parents should do more to support students who are being sexually harassed through platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram, while the tech companies need to clamp down on non-consensual sexual images being sent to young people, according to new research released on Monday.

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06 December 2021

StopNCII.org is a free tool designed to support victims of Non-Consensual Intimate Image (NCII) abuse.

The tool works by generating a hash from your intimate image(s)/video(s). Image hashing is the process of using an algorithm to assign a unique hash value to an image.

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30 November 2021

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.

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22 November 2021

If you enjoy spending time online, it is important to be aware that there are some adults who use the internet to take advantage of young people and pressure them in to doing something sexual. A common situation is for a child or young person under 18 to receive a private message from an adult asking them to share nude pictures or videos of themselves. This is online sexual exploitation and it is not ok.

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