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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

What people say about simfin

  • Made the talk really interesting and comfortable despite the topic he was talking about.

    6th form student buckinghamshire

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03 November 2021

A busker who says she was assaulted by a passer-by as she performed on TikTok describes her livestream as like having a "personal bodyguard".

Mia Kirkland, 17, received thousands of messages of support after she posted a video of a man approaching her in York city centre.

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05 October 2021

Are you worried that someone might be stalking you? The Suzy Lamplugh Trust understand that it can feel difficult seeking support and this tool is here to help you with the following:

  • The law in relation to stalking and harassment in the United Kingdom
  • Reporting stalking or harassment
  • Effective gathering of evidence
  • Improving your personal safety and that of your friends and family
  • Practical steps to reduce the risk
  • Accessing local services such as housing, emotional support etc.

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15 July 2021

The cis-normative stranglehold on video games has started to weaken with the inclusion of gay, bisexual, intersex and asexual characters in key roles in the medium's biggest franchises. Here's 10 games that are allowing players to experience the diversity of the world as it is.

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01 July 2021

More than 200 high-profile women have signed an open letter asking for concrete action to tackle abuse on social media platforms.

The letter - signed by women including former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard, ex-US tennis player Billie Jean King and British actresses Thandiwe Newton and Emma Watson - has been published at the UN Generation Equality Forum.

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03 June 2021

It’s Pride Month in the UK, which marks the celebration of and focus on LGBTQ+ communities. While this is a time to celebrate, it is also an important time to shed light on the difficult everyday situations many LGBTQ+ young people find themselves in, especially during the ongoing pandemic. Understanding the context of the lives of young LGBTQ+ people and the lived experience of children and young people in our care means we can better understand and support them.

The ‘Queerantine study’ by UCL and University of Sussex found that more than two thirds of LGBTQ+ people showed significant symptoms of depression during lockdown.

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