UK Safer Internet Centre Blog

Catch up on the latest news and updates

11 June 2024 UK SIC

New cyber security data reveals the impact of attacks on schools

71% of secondary schools experienced a cyber breach or attack in the past year, in contrast to 52% of primary…

3 June 2024 Becca Cawthorne

My child is gaming with strangers – what should I do?

In this blog, Childnet Education Officer Georgia offers advice about gaming and chat within games.

31 May 2024 Beverley Thornton

What Is TikTok Shop? Staying Safe When Buying Online

Find out more about TikTok Shop, and how to stay safe when using it.

28 May 2024 UK SIC

2024 Appropriate filtering and monitoring definitions published

The UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) has published its ‘appropriate’ filtering and monitoring definitions for 2024

15 May 2024 UK SIC

New online issue page released to support with responding to sextortion incidents

We have prepared a brand new online issue page to guide professionals, parents, carers, and young people through sextortion.

10 May 2024 Becca Cawthorne

Safer Internet Day 2024 reaches over half of young people in the UK – Impact report shows

Safer Internet Day 2024 reached more young people than ever before, with 53% of UK children aged 8-17 hearing about…

8 May 2024 UK SIC

Revenge Porn Helpline reveals women have 28 times more intimate images shared than men

The Revenge Porn Helpline has released the latest annual report data looking at the trends and insights seen across 2023.

30 April 2024 UK SIC

IWF declares most extreme year on record at #BehindTheScreens Annual Report launch

The Internet Watch Foundation, found more child sexual abuse imagery in 2023 than any previous year.

30 April 2024 UK SIC

Ofcom Data Reveals 1 in 3 Children Aged 5 -7 Use Social Media Unsupervised

The latest research from Ofcom has revealed the current online landscape of children and young people using technology.

29 April 2024 Becca Cawthorne

New interactive learning resource from Childnet looking at reliability online

We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new, interactive and gamified resource helping young people to decide…

29 April 2024 UK SIC

National Crime Agency Issues Financially Motivated Sexual Extortion Alert to UK Schools

The National Crime Agency has issued an alert to educational establishments across the UK about the rise in financially motivated…

19 April 2024 Beverley Thornton

Meta Announces Tools to Help Protect Against Sextortion and Intimate Image Abuse

Meta has announced new tools being tested to protect young people and adults from intimate image abuse.