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14:03PM Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Safer Internet Day 2022

The UK Safer Internet Centre has announced that the theme for Safer Internet Day on 8 February 2022 is 'All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online'. The day aims to celebrate young people's role in creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming and creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers. Read the news story: UK theme for Safer Internet Day 2022 announced

10:07AM Friday, 15 October 2021

Childline posters

NSPCC Learning has updated its series of Childline posters encouraging primary and secondary school children to contact Childline if they need to talk. The series includes posters for the Childline #NobodyIsNormal campaign, to help children cope with feeling different; #ToughToTalk campaign, encouraging boys with suicidal feelings to reach out for help; and #ListenToYourSelfie campaign, highlighting the signs of sexual exploitation.

Download the posters: Childline posters

09:58AM Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Child protection in sport: podcast series

The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has released a series of podcasts on body image, weight management and disordered eating in sport. The podcasts discuss the importance of creating a positive culture around food, nutrition, weight and shape and an environment where young people feel safe, heard and their needs are met..

Read the news story: New podcast - body image, weight management and disordered eating in sport

Listen to the podcasts: Body image, weight management and disordered eating in sport

08:45AM Thursday, 15 April 2021

Online hate

Childnet has launched 'Talk it over', a research-led resource designed to support educators in facilitating empathetic, honest, and evidence-based conversations on online hate and how to tackle it with secondary aged pupils.

Read the news story: Talk it over - new resource to support discussions around online hate

See also on NSPCC Learning: Online safety training

08:50AM Thursday, 15 April 2021

Modern slavery: how to identify and support victims

The Home Office has updated the statutory guidance on identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery for use on or after 1 April 2021. The guidance includes a section on child victims.

Read the guidance: Modern slavery: how to identify and support victims

See also on NSPCC Learning: Protecting children from trafficking and modern slavery

12:00AM Friday, 9 April 2021

Child exploitation

Barnardo's has released a toolkit, called Nightwatch, for businesses working in the night-time economy to help keep children and young people at risk of exploitation safe. The toolkit includes checklists for anyone working in the night-time economy, hotel staff, licensed venues and taxi drivers to help them identify possible exploitation and respond appropriately. The toolkit is aimed at London businesses but elements of best practice should be helpful for night-time businesses across the UK.

Read the news story: Nightwatch

Access the toolkit: Nightwatch toolkit for London businesses (PDF)

See also on NSPCC Learning: Protecting children from sexual exploitation

09:23AM Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Children and young people's mental health: videos

NSPCC Learning has launched three videos on children and young people's mental health looking at: how mental health can become a safeguarding concern; the impact of abuse and neglect; and ways professionals can support children and young people who are experiencing issues with their mental health. The three videos can be found on the Who is at risk?, Responding, and Understanding sections of the child mental health page.

View the videos: Child mental health

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