There are a growing number of studies providing evidence that while internet use can and does have benefits for young people, there are some circumstances and some young people that can have negative mental health impacts from internet use. The SWGfL report Young People, Internet Use and Wellbeing: A report…

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Childline has launched a campaign to encourage young people to speak out and seek help for race and faith based bullying. The campaign #UnderstandMe includes a short video; information on what young people can do if they have been stereotyped or discriminated against; a link to message boards to talk…

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ParentZone have worked with Google to provide a free scheme of work for KS2  – ‘Be Internet Legends’. Teachers can order one pack each but more than one pack per school can be ordered. The lesson plans are accredited by the PSHE Association and these are accompanied by stickers and…

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The latest parent’s edition of our online safety newsletter gives advice to parents and carers about what actions they should take if they are concerned their child is being bullied. Bullying is the second most common issue that Dorset Safer Schools Communities Team (SSCT) are contacted about by schools and…

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Schools and the police receive many reports from parents and carers that their child is being bullied online. If your child reports this to you, you need to consider the best way of supporting your child. Online bullying can take many forms: it can be sending of mean or unpleasant…

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Over 200 schoolchildren are lost to suicide every year in the UK. 1 But we don’t talk about suicide in schoolchildren – and the number of children in this level of emotional distress. Statistics (in England and Wales) were only released for the 10-14 age group for the first time in 2015….

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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. Security experts from CTP have commissioned the creation of an animated core film designed to teach young people how to…

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