Turning the tide against online child sexual abuse (The Police Foundation)

Added: 19/07/2022 Category: Online, Safeguarding

The internet has enabled the production and consumption of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) on an industrial scale. It has also created new opportunities for adults to sexually abuse and exploit children. The volume of online child sexual abuse offences is now so great that it has simply overwhelmed the ability of law enforcement agencies, internationally, to respond.

Finding out your child has been harmed through technology assisted Child Sexual Abuse

Added: 29/06/2022 Category: Family, Online, Safeguarding

As parents we want to keep our children safe and protected from harm. It is one of the primary drivers of being a parent – the balance between allowing our children to develop into independent adults, while protecting them from as much hurt as possible. But despite our best intentions, harm happens and sometimes we have to face the unimaginable truth that our child has been sexually abused. When this happens it is normal and natural to experience a range of emotions and responses that can be extremely difficult to process and manage. This leaflet is for parents in this situation.

Online Harms Experienced by Children and Young People: ‘Acceptable use’ and regulation

Added: 11/11/2021 Category: Online, Coronavirus

In light of the increased amount of time children and young people (CYP) have been spending online during the COVID-19 lockdowns, the Catch22 Online Harms Consultation was launched in 2020. It received responses from 22 young people, 75 frontline professionals, representatives from tech platforms and Commissioners, on the challenges of online harm.

‘Through these walls’: Report Harmful Content annual report 2021

Added: 23/06/2021 Category: Online

Through These Walls seeks to get to the heart of harmful content reporting over the past year, not only regarding harmful content proliferation during COVID-19 lockdowns, but also public attitudes towards identifying and raising incidents with an official dispute resolution service. The report offers a detailed look into the particular types of harmful content flagged, and a breakdown and analysis of the most common forms.

Parental Controls information: Sony Playstation 5

Added: 03/03/2021 Category: Online

Learn how to set up parental controls and manage your child’s use of games, apps, and features on the PS5 console. The PS5 includes parental controls and spending limits that work alongside family management and play time controls.

Young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing

Added: 27/01/2021 Category: Health, Online

Over recent years there has been an improved understanding of the importance of good emotional and mental health, alongside growing concern about the apparently increasing prevalence of mental health problems in society. Children’s mental and emotional health is understood to be a major issue – because of the number of children who experience problems; the potential impacts of this on health, education and longer- term outcomes; and the strong association between mental health problems in childhood and in adulthood.

Sharing nudes and semi-nudes: advice for education settings working with children and young people

Added: 23/12/2020 Category: Education, Online, Safeguarding

This advice is for designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), their deputies, headteachers and senior leadership teams in schools and educational establishments in England. Other members of staff should see a one-page summary on how to manage incidents available on the UK Council for Internet Safety’s (UKCIS’) website. This document may also act as good practice advice for out-of-school settings providing education for children and young people in England (e.g. extracurricular clubs, youth organisations and providers).

Sharing nudes and semi-nudes: how to respond to an incident

Added: 20/12/2020 Category: Education, Online, Professionalism

An overview for all staff working in education settings in England. This document provides a brief overview for frontline staff of how to respond to incidents where nudes and semi-nudes have been shared. All such incidents should be immediately reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or equivalent and managed in line with your setting’s child protection policies.

When to call the police: Guidance for schools & colleges (NPCC)

Added: 07/08/2020 Category: Drugs, Education, Online, Professionalism, Safeguarding

This advice is for school and college staff with responsibility for behaviour management, including designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), their deputies, head teachers and senior leadership teams in schools and colleges in England. This advice covers incidents on school and college premises where students have potentially committed a crime. It provides guidance on what schools and colleges should bear in mind when considering contacting the police.

Covid-19: Expectations and Effects on Children Online

Added: 20/06/2020 Category: Online, Coronavirus

Covid-19 has affected the lives of billions of people across the world, with unprecedented peacetime restrictions imposed. The reaction has been an extraordinary digital migration; a migration online to maintain some form of normality in terms of social, economic, entertainment and learning. In this resource, David Wright (Director of UK Safer Internet Centre) looks at the expectations and effects COVID-19 has had towards children online. This report breaks down the key findings:

Report Harmful Content Launch Annual Report

Added: 13/05/2020 Category: Online, Safeguarding

Report Harmful Content has just released its annual report into the findings surrounding harmful content online. This report presents results of mixed-methods research carried out on all cases dealt within the first year of operation (January 2019-December 2019). In the year analysed, the RHC website received 9,282 visitors and practitioners dealt with 164 unique cases. The service’s popularity rapidly increased in September, following the official service launch, and continued to grow until the end of the year.

TikTok Checklist

Added: 02/03/2020 Category: Online

The TikTok Checklist provides all the information about the app and how to stay safe

Roblox checklist

Added: 02/03/2020 Category: Online

Roblox is an online multiplayer game creation platform. Play online or create your own games and virtual worlds using Roblox Studio. There are a wide variety of games hosted on the site, from racing and role-playing games to simulations and obstacle courses. Roblox has a community made up of players and developers of many ages. There are a number of reporting and parental controls.

Learning about online sexual harm

Added: 30/11/2019 Category: Online, Safeguarding

This research was commissioned by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (the Inquiry), as part of its investigation into institutional responses to child sexual abuse and exploitation facilitated by the internet.

Thinking about staying safe on the internet (Easy Read)

Added: 01/03/2018 Category: Online

Short document giving general internet safety advice for young people and adults in Easy Read Format

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