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November 2022 Weekly Updates

Online Safety – Online Bullying - 11th November 2022


According to Ofcom’s 2022 Media Use and Attitudes report, children are now more likely to be bullied via technology than they are to experience it in person. An alarming 84% of 8 to 17-year-olds who reported being targeted said it had taken place via messaging, social media, online gaming and so on, as opposed to 61% who had been intimidated face-to-face.


Just like its offline counterpart, cyber-bullying creates feelings of isolation and anxiety in its victims, along with a loss of self-esteem and potentially thoughts of self-harm or suicide. The National Online Safety Team have written a guide with expert tips on how trusted adults can help to prevent online bullying or reduce its damaging effects. You might find it useful.


Click here: How to Combat Online Bullying


Online Safety - Amazing Games - 25th November 2022


Guide for Parents - As we head towards the Xmas holidays children will be asking for new games, but this can be a confusing minefield for parents. Internet Matters have put a lovely guide together which will help parents make decisions, including age specific games in which families can play together. You can find the guide HERE.