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Your guide to the social networks your kids use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world.  It’s an Easy resource with pictures. 

Source: NSPCC Netaware.

Social pressures at exam time

Voice box, Childline’s weekly video chat, looks at social pressures young people might experience at exam time. Topics covered include comparing yourself to friends or others on social media, and the pressure to live up to expectations from home, school, and yourself.

Source: YouTube Date: 12 April 2017

Young people’s views about the government’s internet safety strategy

UK Safer Internet Centre has released findings from a consultation of young people aged 11-18 years sharing their views with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to help shape the upcoming Internet Safety Strategy.  Sixty-five young people, part of the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme, reported that: social media icons such as reporting, blocking and privacy are helpful if you are experiencing cyberbullying; social media companies should make the report button more visible; privacy settings should automatically come on when you sign up to accounts.

Source: UK Safer Internet Centre  Date: 11 April 2017


Child Sexual Exploitation Guidance


Alcohol and why people drink it

Voice box, Childline’s weekly video chat, looks at underage drinking. Topics covered include: reasons why young people drink; the effects of alcohol on the mind; vulnerability and keeping safe.

Source: YouTube Date: 05 April 2017

Further information: Childline

Social media use and children’s wellbeing

The Guardian reports on research carried out by the University of Sheffield looking at the effect of children’s digital social networking on their wellbeing. Findings from a study of a sample of 10-15-year-olds from the UK Household Longitudinal Study suggest that spending more time on social networks reduces the satisfaction that children feel with all aspects of their lives, except for their friendships; and that girls suffer more adverse effects than boys.

Source: Guardian  Date: 09 April 2017

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