Passwords and Security

There has been an increase in both scams and cyber attacks on individuals, businesses and education establishments.


Although some adults and older teens enjoy Omegle to talk to others about a range of topics, the BBC discovered shocking content including both adults and children inappropriately exposing themselves.

Fake News

The theme for Safer Internet Day, on 9 February 2021 is “An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world”

TikTok Challenge

It is important to be aware that dares and challenges do appear on social media sites. Age limits are there for a reason and young children often don’t have the maturity or knowledge to recognise the risks that are inherent in some dares.


The Commission for Countering Terrorism suggests that the pandemic has increased social division and intolerance.

Anti-Bullying Week

The theme of Anti-Bullying week (16-20 November) this year is ‘United Against Bullying’. This encourages us to work together and all do our part to build a better, kinder world.

Loot Boxes

In-game purchases are common in many online games and, in the case of loot boxes, players are encouraged to spend money (either real or virtual) on random items.

Digital Wellbeing

Low mental wellbeing over a period of time can lead to an increased likelihood of developing a mental health problem.

Online Friendships

Video chat can make our online interactions almost as good as meeting in person. However, there can be disadvantages.

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