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Social Media and Online Safety


Social Media - Social Media is defined as 'a website or app that enables users to communicate and engage with others online' (definition by UK Safer Internet)Everyone needs to be aware of both the dangers and the benefits of using social media and the impact that negative use of social media can have on a person's mental wellbeing.


Online Safety - In simple terms, online safety refers to the act of staying safe online. It can also be known as internet safety, e-safety and cyber safety. It covers any device which has access to the internet from computers and laptops to smartphones and tablets.


Learning and Development


Online Safety Campaign - The ESCB online safety campaign has a wealth of useful podcasts and videos recorded by organisations working in Essex and cover topics including online gaming, bullying, inappropriate images and healthy online relationships. 


Social Media Influencers - The Training Effect have recently recorded both a webinar and a podcast discussing social media influencers and how young males can be so easily influenced by misogyny.


Andrew Tate factsheet for staff - this factsheet provides information about Andrew Tate for those working with children, in order for them to be better placed to respond if he, or views shared by him, are raised in conversation by pupils.