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Everyone is talking about the Age Appropriate Design Code – so how will this upcoming legislation protect our children online?

May 27, 2019

Last month, after lenthy campaigning, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released their much anticipated Age Appropriate Design Code. You..

Introducing Mubina Asaria, our New Online Safeguarding Consultant – May 2019

May 24, 2019

Hello and welcome to my first blog post at LGfL! I’m honoured to have joined the DigiSafe centre of excellence in safeguarding and look forward to..

Pornography protections for children

May 16, 2019

October 2019 update. The government has announced that the age verification of online pornography will not be implemented.

The ‘dreaded parent online safety evening’

April 26, 2019

“I’ve been asked to run a parent session on online safety – what should we do?” That’s a question we are often asked, often accompanied by a deep..

Online Harms White Paper

April 8, 2019

The Government today published the Online Harms White Paper, following last year’s Green Paper, published as part of the UK Internet Safety Strategy...

Calling time on screen time!?

February 11, 2019

I’ll let you into a secret – I don’t like the term screen time; I think it’s unhelpful as a concept, let alone as a framework for discussion or..

Social media is killing / saving us [delete as applicable]

February 4, 2019

The perils of social media are never far from the front pages, and this Safer Internet Day is no exception, as the government announces plans to ban..

Keeping Children Safe in Education – translated

December 20, 2018

Now available from LGfL for the benefit of all schools – Part 1 of this key safeguarding document which needs to be understood by ALL staff (that..

Life online for a Year 8 pupil

December 6, 2018

Having learned so much from the 40,000 pupils who took part in our online safety survey earlier this year (read Hopes & Streams here), the LGfL..

Parents – scare or prepare?

November 9, 2018

UPDATE FEB 2021 – new DfE guidance ‘Harmful online challenges & hoaxes’

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