NEWS

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Report Harmful Content releases annual report

  • Helplines
  • 02/06/2020
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Report Harmful Content (RHC) has just released its annual report into the findings surrounding harmful content online. This report presents results of mixed-methods research carried out on all cases dealt with in its first year of operation (January 2019 – December 2019). In the year analysed, the RHC website received 9,282 visitors and practitioners dealt with 164 unique cases. The service's popularity rapidly increased in September, following the official service launch, and continued to grow until the end of the year.

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10 years of 360 Degree Safe in the UK

  • Research
  • 31/03/2020
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) recently published their latest 360 Degree Safe review. This analysis of data from 360 Degree Safe draws from the self-review data of more than 11,000 schools across the country. This allows the UK SIC to consider the "state of the nation" in relation to online safety policy and practice in English schools, as well as allowing to reflect on 10 years of 360 Degree Safe, and the data it collects.

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Focus on identity online for Safer Internet Day in the UK

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2020
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) marked Safer Internet Day (SID) by inspiring people across the country to come "Together for a better internet" and explore how a better internet starts with each and every one of us.

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Safer Internet Day 2020 educational resources for children aged 3-7

  • Awareness
  • 09/12/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

For Safer Internet Day 2020, the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has created a range of educational resources that are designed for educators to deliver with young people aged 3-18, including specific resources tailored for use with 3-7 year olds.

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ProjectEVOLVE has launched!

  • Awareness
  • 06/12/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Following months of hard work, planning, writing, biscuits, rewriting, and website development, the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) is delighted to announce the launch of ProjectEVOLVE. Do you want a primer on what ProjectEVOLVE means for you - and for UK education? Take a look at the UKSIC's FAQs below and access the just-launched beta.

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New Safer Internet Day educational resources for teachers and schools

  • Awareness
  • 05/12/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

To support educators for Safer Internet Day 2020, the UK Safer Internet Centre - official coordinators of the day in the UK - have created a range of new educational resources focusing on a brand new theme.

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11 things parents and carers should know about loot boxes

  • Awareness
  • 29/10/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Parents and carers may have seen stories about "loot boxes" in the news in the last few weeks. The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has written this article to lay out all of the key information about loot boxes, what they mean for young people and their online safety, and what you can do to encourage safe and responsible usage.

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DNS OVER HTTPS – Why DoH could be catastrophic for the work of INHOPE hotlines

  • Hotlines
  • 04/09/2019
  • The Internet Watch Foundation, the UK hotline

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a protocol for performing remote Domain Name System (DNS) resolution via the HTTPS protocol, aiming to increase user privacy and security. Fred Langford, Deputy CEO & CTO of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the UK hotline, shares his views on DoH and why it could threaten the work of IWF and other hotlines around the world.

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Online safety film competition for young people

  • Awareness
  • 13/08/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Childnet, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has completed the 2019 Childnet Film Competition, which is delivered as part of their work for the UK SIC.

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Family Summer Challenge on online well-being

  • Awareness
  • 09/08/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has put together this Family Summer Challenge so families can have fun this summer, online and offline.

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