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Insafe network meets to discuss the impact of technology on individuals and society

Today, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting in Manchester, UK. The meeting aims to facilitate experience and good-practice sharing across the network on a range of topical online safety issues, while continuing to enhance the collaborative learning community that has developed within the network.

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Young people create award winning online safety films

  • Awareness
  • 26/07/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet and a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), looks at the success of the Childnet Film Competition Finalists' Event.

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IWF scoops 20th Anniversary ISPA Award

  • Hotlines
  • 16/07/2018
  • Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has won the 20th Anniversary Award 2018 in the UK ISP Internet Industry Awards for its ground-breaking work removing child sexual abuse imagery from the internet.

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UK Safer Internet Centre a finalist in 2018 ISPA Awards

  • Awareness
  • 06/07/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has been shortlisted for an ISPA Award under the category Best Project or Partnership. The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), which hosts the awards, has chosen the UK Safer Internet Centre as a worthy candidate for the Best Project or Partnership Award 2018, which is one of three new awards added for 2018.

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Privacy policy updated by world+dog, GDPR?

  • Awareness
  • 24/05/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

With the imminent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force across Europe on Friday, 25 May 2018, many are struggling to understand what this means in practice. Here, Will Earp, Digital Experience Manager at the South West Grid for Learning (one of the partner organisations in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC)), takes a look at the rush for many online service providers to update their privacy policies.

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GDPR is coming, but what does it mean to my school?

  • Awareness
  • 24/05/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

With the imminent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force across Europe on Friday, 25 May 2018, many are struggling to understand what this means in practice. Here, Will Earp, Digital Experience Manager at the South West Grid for Learning (one of the partner organisations in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC)), takes a look at particular considerations for schools.

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IWF global figures show online child sexual abuse imagery up by a third

  • Hotlines
  • 16/05/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the UK's hotline (and part of the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC)), has released its 2017 Annual Report with figures showing that child sexual abuse imagery is up by more than a third.

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Digital Leaders - a model youth participation scenario

Peer-to-peer education is a great way to educate others about staying safe online. As part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet has created a Digital Leaders Programme for primary and secondary schools. The aim of the programme is to train up young people to become "qualified" Digital Leaders in order for them to educate others in their community about staying safe online.

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Mobilising the UK to "Create, connect and share respect" on SID 2018

  • Awareness
  • 21/03/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK marked Safer Internet Day 2018 by mobilising people across the country to "Create, connect and share respect" and explore how a better internet starts with each and every one of us. The message at the heart of this year's UK campaign was about promoting healthy relationships online by developing children's digital empathy and inspiring kindness and respect.

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Football clubs back Safer Internet Day

  • Awareness
  • 14/02/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Following Safer Internet Day 2018, we've heard from a number of SID Committees on how they marked the day. In the UK over 50 football clubs helped to raise awareness of Safer Internet Day with their fans and local community.

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