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What is a Snapchat streak?

Posted on 14 September 2017

Snapchat is an app that is hugely popular among young people. The app allows users to send photos and videos to their contacts and create ‘streaks’. But what does this mean? 


NSPCC publish report into young people’s use of online services

Posted on 11 September 2017

The NSPCC Net Aware Report 2017: “Freedom to express myself safely” aims to provide a snapshot of young people’s online lives. 


Keeping your account secure on Instagram

Posted on 04 September 2017

Following reports that a large number of Instagram accounts have been hacked, we look at some ways that you can help keep your Instagram account secure.

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New online safety agreement template

Posted on 01 September 2017

The internet is a very important part of our lives today and setting up an agreement can help ensure that everyone within your organisation/ group are safe when navigating the online world.

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Livestreaming - New Hot Topic for young people

Posted on 30 August 2017

New Hot Topic for young people to help them to livestream safely


Childnet Education Officer - A week in the life

Posted on 24 August 2017

As we recruit for a new Childnet Education Officer we look at what a typical week looks like from the view of the people who know the role the best.


Livestreaming - top tips from young people

Posted on 23 August 2017

Our latest research into livestreaming habits among young people found that over 1 in 10 8-17 year olds have ‘gone live’. We asked a group of our Childnet Digital Leaders about their experiences of livestreaming and their top tips for other young people.

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Online hate 'as serious as face-to-face'

Posted on 21 August 2017

Today the Crown Prosecution Service pledges to treat online hate crimes as seriously as those committed face to face.


Over 1 in 10 young people have ‘gone live’

Posted on 21 August 2017

Our new youth research finds Facebook Live, Instagram Live and YouTube Live are the most popular livestreaming services among 8-17 year olds.

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Guardian Saints announce winner of their Safer Internet Day Competition

Posted on 16 August 2017

Skye, one of Family Fostercare West Midlands’ foster children, won the competition by creating the idea for an app to support children who are coming in to care.