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NSPCC

The NSPCC has published new advice for parents on how to talk to children about the risks of online pornography and sexually explicit material. Click here to go to their webpage

 

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Also ChildLine has launched the F.A.P.Z. campaign (Fight Against Porn Zombies) to help children and young people who have questions or concerns about pornography. Resources include a series of films looking at myths around pornography and answers to young people's questions around porn. Click on this link to go to their webpage

 

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Nude selfies: What parents and carers need to know

Today, the National Crime Agency, has launched a campaign for parents to deal with an increase in young people sharing nude selfies.

To give parents the tools to deal with these issues and reduce the dangers of sexting, CEOP have created a series of short animations entitled ‘Nude selfies: What parents and carers need to know’. The new Thinkuknow films are packed with information and advice on helping parents to advise children about avoiding taking risks online, knowing what’s safe and what’s not, and where to get help if anything goes wrong.

It is a series of four short animated films for parents and carers offering advice on how to help keep their children safe from the risks associated with sharing nude and nearly nude images. The films can be seen at www.youtube.com/ceop.

The films aim to help parents and carers:

• Understand young people’s motivations for sending nude selfies.

• Plan to respond positively and constructively to an incident in which their child has shared a nude selfie.

• Gain confidence and skills in initiating preventative conversations.

• Identify risky behaviours or situations and know where to seek help.

• Know how to get help if a child is at risk after sharing an image.

 

News

Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here 

 

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

‘The More You Know, The More You See’ – Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017

Venue: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 (Registration 9:00 – 9:30)

For more details please click here