An emotive film and learning package is to be launched in schools to highlight the dangers of online grooming. Kayleigh’s Love Story is a film that was produced last year about a 15-year-old schoolgirl, Kayleigh Haywood, who was groomed online by a stranger in Leicester and subsequently raped and murdered in November 2015. Since September[…]

Report abuse online

Any allegation of abuse against children should be reported, however small they may seem. Incidents of online abuse should be reported to your local police immediately. There are also organisations that specialise in online child protection and safety that should be informed of any acts of online abuse against children. You can use the links[…]

Tough to find solution on children accessing pornography

New figures show just how very widespread pornography viewing by under-18s has become. Just as worrying are the latest insights into the possible harmful impacts. The research shows that 732,000 internet users aged 6-14 ( 13% of all children online in this age group) accessed adult images in one month alone. For years the government[…]

Twitter to train prosecutors in fight against online abuse

Crown Prosecution Service seeks help as internet is increasingly used to perpetrate violence against women Twitter is to train prosecutors in England and Wales to better fight online abuse, as the internet is increasingly used as a weapon by perpetrators of domestic abuse, rape and sexual violence against women. The Crown Prosecution Service said the[…]

New measures to keep children safe online at school and at home

All schools to filter inappropriate online content and teach pupils about staying safe. All schools will be required to put in place strengthened measures to protect children from harm online – including cyber bullying, pornography and the risk of radicalisation – under plans unveiled by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. Recent events have shown that the[…]