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17 November 2021 UK SIC

TikTok Videos Targeting Teachers – Support from Professionals Online Safety Helpline

The recent viral trend of targeting teachers on social media platforms is causing a great deal of concern throughout the…

2 September 2021 UK SIC

Responding to Digital Ghost Stories – A Guide for Professionals

The Professionals Online Safety Helpline has produced a brand new video giving valuable information about what to do when responding…

6 July 2021 Becca Cawthorne

Five tips for talking about online safety with young children

Whatever their stage of development, it is important that any child using the internet understands what to do and who…

2 July 2021 UK SIC

Government Launches New Online Safety Guidance for Tech Companies

The government has produced new guidance around protecting users online in response to smaller tech firms feeling less confident in…

23 June 2021 Andy Robinson

225% Increase in ‘Hate Speech’ Reported to Report Harmful Content – Annual Report 2021

Today (23/6/2021) Report Harmful Content (RHC) launched their annual report for 2021 ‘Through These Walls’, which analyses data between January 2020…

22 June 2021 Angela Munoz Aroca

New tool empowers children and young people to stop spread of nude images online

Childline and the IWF launch new tool to help young people remove nude images that have been shared online

18 June 2021 Andy Robinson

Looking at the Impact and Effects of Social Media Fame

In this blog we’ll look at the impact social media fame can bring to individuals across all ages and consider…

26 May 2021 Andy Robinson

UK Schools Online Safety Policy and Practice Annual Report 2021 Released

The annual UK Schools Online Safety Policy and Practice report looking at trends around online safety over the last year…

24 May 2021 Angela Munoz Aroca

A reporting solution for all

Throughout 2020, IWF worked to launch Reporting Portals across the world in collaboration with partners ranging from government bodies, law enforcement…

6 May 2021 Andy Robinson

Threats to Share Intimate Images to Become a Crime

This blog looks at the Domestic Abuse Bill and what new laws have been brought in to protect victims. We…

1 April 2021 Becca Cawthorne

Talk it over – new resource to support discussions around online hate

This blog takes a closer look at this resource and the way that educators can use it to support the…

25 March 2021 Angela Munoz Aroca

‘Beyond heart-breaking’ abuse as predators groom children to film siblings and friends

A new IWF study indicates internet sex predators are manipulating children to record their own sexual abuse, and that of…