Surge in self-generated child abuse images

The coronavirus crisis, lockdowns, home working and remote learning has resulted in many of us spending more time online than ever before. It should not be a surprise to anyone that as people have had more time on their hands, less social contact and more time looking at a screen there has been an increase in all sorts of inappropriate, undesirable and illegal behavious.

The IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) reports that the volume of child abuse imagery circulating online soared to record levels over 2020.

With schools once again closed to the majority of children and young people, the IWF warns that "communities of sex predators” will be looking to take advantage of the situation to exploit more children and to share and distribute child sexual abuse material online. Read the full report 

Prehaps no less distrubing is that IWF also notes that the level of self generated CSA imagery - pictures taken by children and young people themselves and shared with or without their knowledge, has increased by 77%.

It is therefore, timely that the UKCIS (UK Council for Internet Safety) and DCSM (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) have published new guidance for schools on responding to incidents of children and young people generating, sharing and possessing nudes and semi nude images.

 

 

 

Teaching Computing Remotely

The NCCE (National Centre for Computer Education) provides everything you need to teach computing at key stages 1 to 4, including lesson plans, slides, worksheets, homework and assessment.

NCCE lesson resources

All of the content is completely free to access, and has been created by subject experts, based on the latest pedagogical research and teacher feedback. It also provides an innovative progression framework where computing content (concepts, knowledge, skills, and objectives) has been organised into interconnected networks we call learning graphs. You can get an overall view of progression using our curriculum journey poster, or download our individual key stage curriculum maps for more detail.

E2BN supports Safer Internet Day 2021

We are delighted to announce our support for Safer Internet Day 2021.

Faced with a deluge of misinformation, scams and fake news, conspiracy theories and frauds, we all need to know more about how to be discerning in who and what we read, follow and believe. We are very pleased that this year the campaign focuses on how we can decide what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world for the better. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online. 

Safer Internet Day 2021 takes place on Tuesday 9th February

If you have something amazing planned for SID 2021 let everyone know by registering your school as a Safer Internet Day Supporter

If you are keen to 'do something' with your pupils on the day but need some ideas or resources check out the wealth of free, practical and impactful activities for Safer Internet Day  including; films, lesson plans, assemblies, quick activities and more provided by the UK Safer Internet Centre.

 

Young People and the Dark Web

CEOP are currently working with The Children’s Society and Marie Collins Foundation to find out more about young people’s experiences using the dark web, and how they can be protected from encountering the associated risks.

To learn more about the extent of young people’s experiences using the dark web, we want to hear from all professionals working with 11 to 18 year olds. This includes those without prior knowledge or experiences of young people using the dark web.

The survey should take roughly 10 minutes to complete and will close on Friday 22 January 2021.

Thank you for your input.

Take the Survey

Secondary school pupils - take the Winter Cyber Challenge to win a iPad

The National Crime Agency is running an exciting competition for pupils that will test their cyber skills and give them the chance to win an iPad.

The Winter Challenge will run over four weeks with a new challenge being released each Tuesday in December.

Participants who successfully complete a challenge will be entered into that week's prize pool draw.

Participants who successfully complete all four weekly challenges will be put forward to the grand draw for a chance to win one of three iPads. Participants who complete the end of competition evaluation will be entered into the grand draw twice.

Terms and conditions apply

Find out more and get started: https://www.cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/home-page/winter-cyber-challenge

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