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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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  • It was good to learn more about the laws surrounding sexting and also some ideas for how to respond if someone is trying to pressure you to send them a nude picture (such as using funny pictures from childline zipit or sending them a photo of a naked molerat)

    6th form student buckinghamshire

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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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04 June 2021

The following resources have been produced by SLES to support primary schools with delivering this important aspect of the curriculum. Beyond this local resource there is also signposting to videos hosted elsewhere on the internet. All videos must be watched by the teacher, prior to use in class, to determine whether they are suitable for that particular group of children. Some videos may contain subtle references to more mature topics which help to reinforce the message but may not be suitable for all classes.

 

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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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03 June 2021

British subscription site OnlyFans is failing to prevent underage users from selling and appearing in explicit videos, a BBC investigation has found.

Under-18s have used fake identification to set up accounts, and police say a 14-year-old used a grandmother's passport.

The UK's most senior police officer for child protection also says children are being "exploited" on the platform.

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12 May 2021

Social media firms will have to remove harmful content quickly or potentially face multi-billion-pound fines under new legislation.

The government's Online Safety Bill, announced in the Queen's Speech, comes with a promise of protecting debate.

It is "especially" geared at keeping children safe and says "democratically important" content should be preserved.

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