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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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  • Engaging, informative and absolutely outstanding speaker! Hit the nail on the head today and really got me thinking.

    Teacher E2BN Online safety Conference

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21 June 2021

Ofsted has warned UK schools that they need to act as though sexual harassment and online sexual abuse is happening to them – even if they haven’t been named on the Everyone’s Invited website. The education watchdog published the results of their rapid review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges on the 10th of June, 2021.

This is a summary by INEQE Safeguarding Group.

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14 June 2021

Andrew Hall Specialist Safeguarding Consultant's summary of Oftsed's review of sexual abuse in schools.

Sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are so commonplace that young people see no point in reporting incidents. These behaviours have become normalised.

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08 March 2020

'One day, just after I had dropped my son off at school, I was sent a horrific video on WhatsApp. It made me question how images and videos of child sex abuse come to be made, and how they can be openly circulated on social media. And I wanted one answer above all - what happened to the boy in the video?'

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25 October 2019

Stalkerware - also known as spouseware - are powerful surveillance software programs typically sold openly online.

On a device, all messages can be read, screen activity recorded, GPS locations tracked and cameras used to spy on what an individual is doing.

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08 April 2019

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has proposed an independent watchdog that will write a "code of practice" for tech companies.

Senior managers could be held liable for breaches, with a possible levy on the industry to fund the regulator.

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