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Top 10 Google searches of 2017

Google has released its Year in Search 2017 report which shows the top 10 most searched topics overall as well as the top 10 searches in 20+ categories. Musicians and politicians featured heavily in last year’s top search terms, with both David Bowie and Prince appearing in the top 10 following their deaths. Hillary Clinton, […]

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.    […]

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 […]

Analysis of Wikipedia has shown that Jesus Is ‘The Most Significant Person Ever’

Two computer scientists have completed an analysis of Wikipedia data, and found that Jesus Christ is the single “most significant figure in human history.” To come up with their top 10 list of significant humans, the researchers looked at individuals who have impacted opinions and movements over time, according to entries in the online encyclopedia. Napoleon, […]

Digital Child: Discussion 1

Key points from the small groups: Tone on the internet can often be unhelpfully aggressive Still an interest on elitism as not everyone has access to internet or devices. Difference of digital v broadcast Is social media going to change the church Children looking for participation models and critiquing evidence and sources – who do […]

A History of Social Media [Infographic]

This infographic does a great job of showing the history of social media: