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13/06/2021: Children’s access to online porn fuels sexual harassment, says commissioner

Curbs on children’s access to online pornography need to be brought in urgently to stop the spread of an activity that is partly to blame for normalising sexual harassment in schools, according to the new children’s commissioner for England. Dame Rachel de Souza is urging governments and tech companies to introduce age verification checks. She warned that access to hardcore pornography was shaping children’s expectations of relationships and was partly to blame for thousands of testimonies of sexual harassment by schoolchildren published on the Everyone’s Invited website over the last few months.

Read: Guardian

12/06/2021: TikTok: the new frontier for safeguarding issues

TikTok is a mystery to most adults. It may seem like a site for harmless dances and viral trends that teenagers enjoy – and for the most part, it is. But as with so many things on the internet, there is a danger of a darker side.

11/06/2021: Girls asked for nudes by up to 11 boys a night, Ofsted finds

Some girls can be contacted by up to 11 boys a night asking for nude images, the schools watchdog for England says. In an Ofsted survey, girls explained that if they blocked boys on social media “they just create multiple accounts to harass you”. The report also found nine in 10 girls experienced sexist name-calling or were sent explicit photos or videos.

Read: BBC

11/06/2021: ‘Cannabis sweets’: NI schools issue warning to parents

Schools in NI have been asked to warn parents and staff about pupils eating cannabis oil disguised as sweets. The Department of Education (DE) said a young child had to be assessed in hospital after they “inadvertently consumed cannabis” when eating the sweets. The warning came in a letter to all school principals from DE. It said children could suffer hallucinations, nausea or vomiting if they ate the sweets.

Read: BBC

12/06/2021: TikTok: the new frontier for safeguarding issues

TikTok is a mystery to most adults. It may seem like a site for harmless dances and viral trends that teenagers enjoy – and for the most part, it is. But as with so many things on the internet, there . . . is a danger of a darker side.
Times Education Supplement

11/06/2021: Girls asked for nudes by up to 11 boys a night, Ofsted finds

Some girls can be contacted by up to 11 boys a night asking for nude images, the schools watchdog for England says. In an Ofsted survey, girls explained that if they blocked boys on social media “they . . . just create multiple accounts to harass you”. The report also found nine in 10 girls experienced sexist name-calling or were sent explicit photos or videos.
BBC

11/06/2021: ‘Cannabis sweets’: NI schools issue warning to parents

Schools in NI have been asked to warn parents and staff about pupils eating cannabis oil disguised as sweets. The Department of Education (DE) said a young child had to be assessed in hospital after . . . they “inadvertently consumed cannabis” when eating the sweets. The warning came in a letter to all school principals from DE. It said children could suffer hallucinations, nausea or vomiting if they ate the sweets.
BBC

10/06/2021: More swearing but parents want children protected

BBC

10/06/2021: Sexual harassment ‘normalised’ in schools, Ofsted review finds

Children and Young People Now

10/06/2021: Social workers to help schools tackle sexual abuse after Ofsted finds normalisation of harassment of girls

Community Care

10/06/2021: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Court Bill: Extensive and Controversial Proposed Changes to the Youth Justice System

Youth Justice Legal Centre

10/06/2021: New knife crime toolkit

Work with Offenders

10/06/2021: Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges

09/06/2021: Cross-sector partnership championing youth work to be set up

Children and Young People Now

09/06/2021: Profits from English children’s care homes indefensible, bosses to be told

Guardian

07/06/2021: Thousands of divorced parents got cut off from their children amid Covid court chaos as pandemic slowed down the system

Daily Mail

06/06/2021: ‘Young people need help’: parents call for change in eating disorder care

Guardian

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Coronavirus

11/06/2021: Why schools need to talk about loneliness Times Education Supplement
07/06/2021: Thousands of divorced parents got cut off from their children amid Covid court chaos as pandemic slowed down the system Daily Mail
05/06/2021: Pupils fell behind again in second lockdown BBC
04/06/2021: Covid has eroded progress by disadvantaged pupils in England, finds study Guardian

Education

30/06/2021: Effective Drug and Alcohol education
11/06/2021: ‘Sex abuse in schools is an issue that shames us all’ Times Education Supplement
10/06/2021: Sexual harassment ‘normalised’ in schools, Ofsted review finds Children and Young People Now
10/06/2021: Social workers to help schools tackle sexual abuse after Ofsted finds normalisation of harassment of girls Community Care

Youth Justice

03/06/2021: Call for legal definition of child criminal exploitation Children and Young People Now
17/05/2021: Judges Must Consider Rights Of Children When Sentencing Mothers Russell Webster
07/05/2021: Young women moving to adult justice system ‘face cliff edge of support’ Children and Young People Now
04/05/2021: Threats to Share Intimate Images Now Made Illegal with New Law South West Grid for Learning

Family

10/06/2021: More swearing but parents want children protected BBC

 07/06/2021: Thousands of divorced parents got cut off from their children amid Covid court chaos as pandemic slowed down the system Daily Mail

 04/06/2021: Homeless families moved out of hotels in Cornwall BBC

 04/06/2021: Huge increase in same-day care proceedings for newborn babies Children and Young People Now

 

Safeguarding

12/06/2021: TikTok: the new frontier for safeguarding issues Times Education Supplement
11/06/2021: ‘Sex abuse in schools is an issue that shames us all’ Times Education Supplement
10/06/2021: Social workers to help schools tackle sexual abuse after Ofsted finds normalisation of harassment of girls Community Care
04/06/2021: Huge increase in same-day care proceedings for newborn babies Children and Young People Now

Technology

13/06/2021: Children’s access to online porn fuels sexual harassment, says commissioner Guardian
12/06/2021: TikTok: the new frontier for safeguarding issues Times Education Supplement
11/06/2021: Girls asked for nudes by up to 11 boys a night, Ofsted finds BBC
11/06/2021: OnlyFans must do more to protect children, watchdog says BBC

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