The Rip-Off Games – How the new business model of online gaming exploits children
Added: 14/10/2019 at 8:41 am Category: Online Safety
Gaming is very big business. Millions of children play online games every day – and parents are involved, whether they like it or not, and whether they know it or not: they are usually the ones paying, sometimes without realising exactly what they are paying for. As this report shows, some gaming companies appear to have deliberately designed their games to extract the maximum amount of money from players and, by default, their parents and the wider family.
Representing looked-after children at the police station: a step-by-step guide for lawyers
Added: 10/10/2019 at 9:04 am Category: Crime/ASB, Youth Justice
The guide, jointly published by Just for Kids Law and the Howard League for Penal Reform, aims to reduce the overcriminalisation of children in care. The Howard League for Penal Reform and the Youth Justice Legal Centre at Just for Kids Law have worked together to produce the document, which offers guidance on practical steps that lawyers should take to ensure that looked-after children receive the support and assistance they need and are entitled to. Looked-after children, and particularly those living in residential care, are disproportionately criminalised, compared to other children. They are less likely to receive support from family members or another trusted adult at the police station, and they should be entitled to additional protections set out in law, policy and guidance.
Guess how much we love you – Why politicians urgently need to help our children (A Manifesto for Children)
Added: 24/09/2019 at 3:20 pm Category: Safeguarding
Families increasingly receive support only when they and their children hit crisis point. This is not only damaging to children’s life chances, it is expensive and harmful to society. One in six children arrives at school having failed to meet half of their expected physical and emotional developmental milestones; in some areas, this rises to a quarter of children.
Online Harms White Paper
Added: 05/08/2019 at 2:46 pm Category: Online Safety
The Online Harms White Paper sets out the government’s plans for a world-leading package of online safety measures that also supports innovation and a thriving digital economy. This package comprises legislative and non-legislative measures and will make companies more responsible for their users’ safety online, especially children and other vulnerable groups.
2018 Annual Report – Internet Watch Foundation
Added: 30/04/2019 at 7:30 am Category: Online Safety, Safeguarding
The 2018 IWF Annual Report (published on 25 April 2019) provides the latest data and trends on what’s happening globally to tackle child sexual abuse images and videos online. ‘Once upon a year’ features a true story about a child called Olivia whose rape and sexual torture is seen daily online by our dedicated team of analysts.
Language that cares – Changing the way professionals talk about Children in Care
Added: 25/03/2019 at 8:12 am Category:
Language That Cares is a collaborative effort led by TACT that aims to change the language of the care system. Language is a powerful tool for communication but sometimes the way that it is used in social care creates stigma and barriers for understanding. Language is power, and we want children and young people to feel empowered in their care experience.
The Positives of Autism
Added: 25/02/2019 at 12:46 pm Category: Diversity, Health/Wellbeing
An info-graphic produced by Leeds University which raises awareness of the positive features of autism is now also available. The aim of this is to encourage academic staff and those working with autistic students to think how best to harness the positives of autism.
Police in the Classroom (NPCC|PSHE Association)
Added: 16/01/2019 at 8:15 am Category: Education
Police officers have been working in schools for many years to support teachers in delivering a range of topics in personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education lessons, such as drug education, road safety and raising awareness of online safety. The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) and the PSHE Association are delighted to be working together to explore current practice and ensure that police contributions to PSHE education are of maximum benefit to teachers and pupils.