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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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  • Thanks Simon, for a fabulous talk tonight. Rare to have a hall full of teachers after 5pm wanting more! Passionate & eloquent.

    Headteacher St Chad's Primary School, Durham

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29 April 2022

 

Dove Self-Esteem Project research found that 1 in 2 girls say toxic beauty advice on social media causes low self-esteem.
In Toxic Influence, Dove's new short film, mothers and their daughters confront toxic beauty advice on social media and how it’s become normalized for many girls around the world.

 

 

 

22 April 2022

"I've got most of my information about periods from TikTok," said 18-year-old Efa Angharad.

The sixth-former from Gorslas, Carmarthenshire, said her period education had been "pretty shocking".

It comes as a Swansea University study found menstrual cycle education needed to be addressed in schools.

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27 March 2022

She likes beer and sports and hanging with the guys. She might flirt with someone’s boyfriend and she definitely wore Converses to her prom. She’s simply not like other girls. She’s what’s known as a Pick-Me, and the internet loves to hate her.

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14 March 2022

Each International Women’s Day, photos of smiling women appear in a steady stream on social media alongside testimonials from brands eager to show their support for gender equality.

This week, however, the stream was disrupted by a Twitter account that spat back pay gap data of companies, schools and nonprofits.

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15 December 2021

Eilish particularly criticised the way pornography can depict women's bodies and sexual experiences.

"I didn't understand why that was a bad thing - I thought it was how you learned how to have sex," Eilish said about watching, adding her mother was "horrified" when she told her.

"I was an advocate and I thought I was one of the guys and would talk about it and think I was really cool for not having a problem with it and not seeing why it was bad."

The singer-songwriter said she believed viewing the content while so young had "destroyed" her brain and caused her to suffer nightmares.

Eilish said it is a "real problem" that porn could skewer wider understandings of what is normal during sex, including around consent.

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