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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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29 January 2022

Every new year sees new trends, risks, and threats to online safety emerge, especially for children and young people. This can seem overwhelming (and sometimes even frightening) if you feel like you’ve just got your head around the last new ‘thing’.

To help you stay ahead of the curve, iNEQE online safety experts have combined their analysis with concerns from parents, carers, teachers, and safeguarding professionals. Keep reading to learn more about the biggest online safety trends, risks, and threats for children and young people in 2022.

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23 January 2022

A resource from iNEQE

'We have recently received multiple reports from parents and school staff about harmful content on gaming platform Roblox. To help you understand how to keep children and young people safe, we’ve created this important Roblox Parents Guide.

The latest reports we’ve received have outlined worrying accounts of younger children being sent ‘friend requests’ from strangers and exposure to sexualised content, with in-game characters imitating sex in the Roblox game Brookhaven.'

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17 January 2022

A new initiative to divert young people away from criminality has been launched after cyber attacks designed to block access to schools’ networks or websites more than doubled during the Covid-19 pandemic.

There was a 107 per cent increase in reports from the police cyber prevent network of students as young as nine deploying DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks from 2019 to 2020.

Many referrals into the NCCU’s Prevent team are for children of secondary school age, with the median age at 15 and the youngest at nine.

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17 January 2022

DfE: 'We're seeking views on proposed changes to the statutory guidance ‘Keeping children safe in education’ 2021, with a view to making changes for September 2022.

Why your views matter
The consultation will seek views on revisions to ‘Keeping children safe in education’, the statutory guidance that sets out what schools and colleges should do and the legal duties with which they must comply to keep children safe.'

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15 January 2022

If you had just begun to wrap your head around cryptocurrencies and Deepfakes, iNEQE have news for you – there’s another online trend on the rise! The digital craze of NFTs has exploded in popularity over the last few months and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping.

iNEQE's beginner’s guide to NFTs will help you understand exactly what NFTs are, how they’re used for art and gaming, and how they’re traded on marketplaces using cryptocurrencies.

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