Read the new Spring 2018 online safety newsletter for professionals. This issue includes the NSPCC’s latest bullying campaign, Safer Internet Day and much more…


Download the Spring 2018 online safety newsletter for sharing with parents. This issue includes useful guidance on connected toys, sexting and some revealing information about young people’s use of social media..


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  • The Royal Foundation’s taskforce on the prevention of cyberbullying has launched the Stop, Speak, Support campaign. The NSPCC along with other organisations and young people have developed guidance for teachers......

  • Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) have collaborated with specialists from the PSHE Association and Girlguiding to take terrorism safety advice into the UK’s classrooms and youth organisations for the first time.......

  • Live streaming is increasingly becoming one of the most popular online activities for children and young people. Apps such as Musical.ly, Live.me, Periscope and YouNow are all soaring in popularity,......


Child sex crime allegations reach record high, says NSPCC
20/02/2018 | Sky News
More than 500 children’s centres have closed in UK since 2010
20/02/2018 | Guardian
How do you tackle radicalisation? With polar bears at primary school
20/02/2018 | Guardian
Children ‘abused every eight minutes’ in England and Wales as recorded sex . . . offences hit record high
20/02/2018 | Independent
Child sex offence recorded on average every 8 minutes in UK
20/02/2018 | NSPCC
Call for ‘upskirting’ law to protect women from ‘horrific crime’
20/02/2018 | Sky News
Theresa May challenges over-priced universities
19/02/2018 | BBC
Autism: Scientists take ‘first steps’ towards biological test
19/02/2018 | BBC


24/02/2018 (The 100 Club. Exeter)
Annual Youth Work Works Conference
We are hosting our annual conference at The 100 Club in Exeter on Sat 24th Feb 2018, and all youth workers, board members, and interested community . . . members are welcome to attend. We are inviting representatives from the following community groups and agencies to discuss topics including Funding, Early Help, Community Development, Mental Health and more. The main content, workshops, and discussions will take place between 10am and 1pm. This will allow plenty of time for networking during and after lunch where we will also have young people present to showcase the Small Grant Fund and application paperwork.

22/03/2018 (Central London)
Safeguarding Children in the Digital Age
The internet provides children and young people with countless opportunities for learning, development and socialisation, but the rapidly evolving . . . digital world also presents significant threats to their safety. Safeguarding children and young people today requires a solid understanding of how to safeguard children online. This is an essential national conference for the entire children’s workforce. We have secured some of the country’s leading experts to provide an all-round grasp of the principal dangers, and equip you with the understanding, skills and confidence to enable children and young people to stay safe in the digital age.
26/04/2018 (Bristol)
ASD and understanding challenging behaviour
This workshop will look at behaviours commonly seen in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), that may be considered ‘challenging.’ We will look at the . . . underlying reasons for behaviours and strategies for managing these behaviours. Topics covered include: The 4 main causes of challenging behaviour; Rigidity, avoidance and repetitive questioning; Self-injurious behaviour; and Improving the environment and improving communication to change these behaviours. This workshop meets Continual Professional Development criteria at an intermediate level.
Anti-Bullying Week 2018
ABA are official organisers of Anti-Bullying Week. Anti-Bullying Week 2017 was a great success. Anti-Bullying Week 2018 will be held from 12th – 16th . . . November.


#WhoIsSam: Online contact and reporting to CEOP (TuK Account required)

With the increased threat of offenders using online live streaming platforms there is a need to educate children about the associated risks. CEOP want to help parents and carers protect their children from online offenders like Sam, the fictional narrator of the animation, who targets children online and quickly builds trust with them. The short . . . animation highlights the importance of parents and carers talking openly to their children about being safe online, about healthy relationships and encouraging them to speak out if anything happens online that worries them or doesn’t feel right. Website

YOTI – App

Childline and the Internet Watch Foundation have come together to provide a service where children can request the removal of sexual images of themselves which have been shared online. As part of that process the child would be asked to provide a link to where the image is stored online, rather than send the image itself. The child is also required . . . to verify their identity and age and this is done through the YOTI app. YOTI will not store images of the child’s ID following the verification process. Website

BBC Own It

Own It is delivered in partnership with a range of organisations in the field of child internet safety, and is supported by an “engine room” of expert advisers, doctors and academics and covers everything from online privacy and avoiding malware, to dealing with everyday dilemmas children face online.