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2017

October

Safeguarding Young People in this Digital World

By Helen Beecher Bryant
EARA Delivery Trainer, Kidscape
@Helen_B_B

I have worked with young people throughout my career and am staggered at the ease with which they share information, photos and vide…

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Spectacle Wearer Of The Year Awards raise £120,000 for Kidscape

We had a spectacular night in London last night at the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards, where a record-breaking £120,000 was raised for Kidscape. The star-studded evening was hosted by …

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From South America to Safeguarding UK Students from Radicalisation

By Mariana
EARA Project Assistant, Kidscape

When I left my home country eight years ago to pursue a career working for non-governmental organisations, I had no idea what waited for me in unfamiliar l…

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Sarahah: staying safe with the new anonymous feedback app

Sarahah is a new social app which allows users to send one another anonymous messages.

It was designed as a workplace feedback tool, so colleagues could send one another honest feedback. Since its re…

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Amanda Ross opens up about bullying

By Amanda Ross
CEO, Cactus TV and Kidscape Ambassador

A lot has changed since I was a child and bullied at school. In those days, lack of information, and communication between school and parents mad…

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Me, myself and EARA

By Helen Beecher Bryant
EARA Delivery Trainer, Kidscape

@Helen_B_B

I was delighted to be offered the role of EARA Delivery Trainer for Kidscape, as it epitomises everything I care about – understandi…

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Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police produce new cyberbullying advice sheets

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police have produced short advice sheets on cyberbullying for adults and children. The sheets give guidance about online safety and what to do if you or your child …

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Into Film Offers Free Films to Support Friendship Friday (November 10th) and Anti Bullying Week (November 13th-17th)

Friendships we have as young people form a crucial part of our development. Some may endure throughout our lives, others fall away or are rekindled after lengthy periods apart.

Some are formed in the…

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September

Preventing Youth Radicalisation and Managing Kidscape’s EARA Programme

By Jade Gayle, Extremism and Radicalisation Awareness Project Manager

Managing Kidscape’s EARA (Extremism and Radicalisation Awareness) programme is political, challenging, but also a vital part of K…

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Feeling Happy, Feeling Safe: from book to web series!

By Nikki Kerr, Head of Fundraising

Last week Kidscape launched a series of video animations for pre-school children – Feeling Happy, Feeling Safe – designed to help introduce the concept of staying s…

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Goodbye to Zainab!

By Zainab Sulaiman
Former Parent Line Advisor

It has been a great privilege to have been part of the Kidscape team as the Parent Line Adviser, but it is with great sadness that I have decided to leave…

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Anti-Cyber Bullying Initiative taken to next level as Celebrity Ambassadors and Cookies cast announced

Cookies by Emily Jenkins

  • Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HT
  • Sunday 29th October 2017, 3pm and 6.30pm

The world premiere of Emily Jenkins’ pioneering new play Cookies is being…

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Into Film Festival 2017 (8-24 November)

The Into Film Festival 2017 will take place from November 8th-24th, with 3,000 free screenings and events, supported by teaching resources, to engage, inspire and educate young people through the medi…

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Take the Kidscape Parents and Carers Survey

Kidscape is running a survey for parents and carers of children and young people to learn more about your concerns, needs and experiences of parenting in the digital era.

What matters most to you? Ho…

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August

Groundbreaking West End production confronts cyber bullying

The Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust in partnership with the Pureland Foundation and children’s charity Kidscape present:

Cookies

A new play by Emily Jenkins Directed by Anna Ledwich

Maste…

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Head teachers are focusing on trivial concerns at the expense of tackling the real problems

By Peter Bradley, Director of Services, Kidscape

This week, HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, Amanda Spielman, has criticised schools for preventing pupils’ developing …

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How will young people's data be protected? A challenge to the tech industry

By Peter Bradley, Director of Services

The new proposed Data Protection Bill is offering the public more control over what happens to personal information and in particular children and young people …

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July

Don’t miss the latest news

Kidscape publishes a monthly email newsletter, keeping you up to date with the latest news from the sector. We’ll also tell you about what we’re doing, to ensure you never miss a thing.

To get the ne…

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Meet Zoe, our new Communications Manager!

Hello! My name is Zoe Williams, and I’m the new Communications Manager at Kidscape, having joined the team just this month.

My role will be managing and developing our communications, so that you’re …

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Ben triumphs at National Fundraising Awards

He did it!

We're delighted to announce that last night (Monday 3rd July), Kidscape ambassador Ben Smith won the coveted Best Volunteer Fundraiser award at the National Fundraising Awards in London.

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June

April

401 Challenge shortlisted for Institute of Fundraising awards

We’re over the moon to be able to announce that our ambassador Ben Smith of the 401 Challenge has been shortlisted for Best Volunteer Fundraiser at this year’s National Fundraising Awards. These award…

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Lack of safeguarding checks leaves children vulnerable to online abuse

Peter Bradley, Kidscape's Director of Services, represents Kidscape on the Children's Charities Coalition on Internet Safety

It has recently come to the attention of the Children's Charities Coalitio…

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March

2017 Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards open

We are excited to announce that the 2017 Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards are now open!

The competition, run by our friends at Specsavers, is searching for the most stylish glasses-wearers in the …

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January

Kidscape secures DfE funds for anti- extremism and radicalisation project

We are very pleased to announce we have been successful in securing a 15-month grant from the Department for Education to safeguard young people against extremism and radicalisation.

The Extremism an…

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Looking forward – a blog post from our CEO Lauren

For over thirty years Kidscape has worked tirelessly to keep children safe and I start my new role as CEO with a great sense of responsibility. Kidscape strives to understand and respond to the most p…

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A great new book recommendation: The School of Wellbeing, by Jenny Hulme

We believe that good mental health advocacy in schools is essential for children to develop happy, healthy relationships and an important sense of self-worth. Jenny Hulme has done a fantastic job of s…

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