Online Safety News

Online Safety in the News 17/03/17

Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.

Twitter takes on trolls with tools to detect and mute abuse
The social media company will no longer wait for users to manually flag abusive content and accounts before acting.
Story from: Sky News

Five-year-old girl suffers horrific burns after becoming the latest victim of 'fire fairy' game spreading online
Russian police are investigating the social media scam, which is modelled on popular animated series 'Winx Club: School of Witches' The post - aimed at young girls - tells readers that if they turn on the gas burners on their stove and repeat 'magical words', they will become 'fire fairies'
Story from: Daily Mail

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Online Safety Update: Issue 14

Our latest Prince Albert Community Trust Online Safety Update newsletter is out now!

Produced on a half termly basis to keep you up-to-date with Online Safety news, new ICT initiatives and ways in which you can help to keep your family safe both online and when using emerging technology.

We hope you enjoy reading 'Issue 14: February 2017' online now.

In this issue we look at how we celebrated Safer Internet Day 2017 as part of our PACT Online Safety Week.  We also look at the National Pupil Internet Use Survey 2016 results and more.  We hope you enjoy this issue.

If you have a concern regarding your child's use of the internet at home or in school, you can speak to one of our Online Safety Leads for support and advice.

Let’s ‘unite for a better internet’ - Online Safety Week & SID 2017

Today, Monday 6th February 2017 marks the start of our Online Safety Week at Highfield J&I School. Throughout the week your child will be learning about how to stay safe online whilst in school and at home. We will also be participating in the globally celebrated Safer Internet Day tomorrow (Tuesday 7th February).

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the theme for this years Safer Internet Day is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’. This theme will run throughout our Online Safety Week.

Safer Internet Day is a fantastic opportunity to have a conversation with children about using the internet safely, responsibly and positively. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, foster carer, aunt, uncle or older sibling – we can all play a role in empowering children to enjoy their time online! This year, the UK Safer Internet Centre is particularly focusing on the role of images and videos in young people’s lives and has provided some conversation starters to help you talk about these issues with children. Also courtesy of the UK Safer Internet Centre, here you can find useful information and resources for parents and carers.

Let’s ‘unite for a better internet’!