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Safeguarding update from Hampshire Constabulary

Please be aware of the attached further update from Hampshire Constabulary Dear Parents, You may be aware of an explicit video involving two children which has been shared far and wide on social media and has been in the news this week. Hampshire Constabulary has conducted a thorough investigation into these matters and a man has […]

Hampshire detectives charge man following investigation into online sexual offences

Hampshire Constabulary have released a statement about a local investigation into online sexual offences: Officers from the child abuse investigation team at Hampshire Constabulary have charged a man in connection with an investigation into online sexual offences. Daniel Norton, from Cheadle, in Stockport, has been charged with the following – Three counts of inciting a […]

Hampshire Safeguarding update for parents of 5-11 year olds

Following the recent news, Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board emailed this letter to all primary schools:   Following liaison with the police we are sending this email to all primary schools. We would very much appreciate your co-operation in circulating this message to parents and re-enforcing the importance of online safety. With the Christmas holidays approaching […]

How To Shop Online Safely

Action for Fraud have released a very helpful infographic on How To Shop Online Safely in the run up to the Christmas present buying season: Check the web address Always check you’re on the correct website. Criminals can set up fake websites that have a similar design and web address to the genuine site.    […]

NSPCC warns of ‘blurred boundaries’ between YouTube stars and fans

“Blurred boundaries” between prominent YouTube stars and their young, often impressionable viewers can put young people at risk, the NSPCC has warned. They have created a helpline for victims and have urged those who watch YouTube videos to: Never share your personal information online Do not accept friend requests from people you don’t know in real […]

Consultation on porn sites and age verification

A public consultation over plans to implement age checks on pornography websites has been launched by the UK government. The proposals follow a Conservative Party manifesto commitment that “all sites containing pornographic material” must check that users are over 18. Internet providers, charities, academics and others will be asked to contribute to the consultation.

The experiences of 11-16 year olds on social networking sites

The NSPCC earlier this week launched a new research report into the experiences of 11-16 year olds on social networking sites and the strategies they use to deal with things that upset them online.  Researchers conducted an online self completion survey in December 2012 of 1,024 11-16 year olds in the UK. Here’s some of the […]