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Accredited CPD – school package

The OSA online safety CPD training for school staff is an accredited course ensuring those working with children have an up to date knowledge of the statutory requirements they must meet, the threats to children online, how to reduce these risks, and guidance on ensuring staff use of digital technology is safe and responsible. Thank Read more about Accredited CPD – school package[…]

Safer Internet Day 2019 free resources

Free resources for Safer Internet Day 2020

Given the recent DfE guidance on online safety teaching, Safer Internet Day will this year be more important than ever. Taking place on Tuesday, 20th February 2020, make the even as effective as possible with resources from the Online Safety Alliance. Many of these popular, high-quality resources can be accessed and downloaded for free. Resources Read more about Free resources for Safer Internet Day 2020[…]

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Is social media fuelling anti-social behaviour?

This week has seen an incident of anti-social behaviour which occurred in June making national headlines. A video shows a large group of boys riding bikes through an Asda store in Brighton, pulling wheelies, intimidating customers and even physically assaulting one gentleman. Products are knocked to the floor and the boys appear to take items Read more about Is social media fuelling anti-social behaviour?[…]

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Certificate of Online Safety updates

November 2017 Updates to content Peer-to-peer grooming is becoming an increasing problem, particularly with regard to encouraging sharing of inappropriate images. Games of ‘dare’ are being used which start small but lead the victim towards sharing of naked images. Our grooming unit has been updated to raise awareness of this and to encourage children to Read more about Certificate of Online Safety updates[…]

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Quarter of young people admit to bullying

New research from the think-tank Demos has found that 26% of 16-18 year olds surveyed admitted they had ‘bullied or insulted someone else online’. It also indicated that there is a gender imbalance in this, with 32% of boys involved in online bullying in comparison to 22% of girls. These figures are of course likely Read more about Quarter of young people admit to bullying[…]