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2018

October

Cyberscene Project wins Unsung Hero award

The inspiring Cyberscene Project has been honoured with a prestigious award from the security industry.

The project's work – which explores the risks young people face online, from cyberbullying to on…

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Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to become Kidscape’s ‘Friendship Friday’ Ambassador in 2019

Kidscape is entering into a partnership with children’s book publisher Andersen Press for Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to become the ambassador for our Friendship Friday activities starting in Novembe…

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September

Pupil Voice Week

This week is Pupil Voice Week, a week for celebrating empowerment to create positive change. Pupils across the country will be participating in activities: download your free pack from the Pupil Voice…

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School Transport Safety Week highlights dangers faced by children on the school run

Kidscape, the anti-bullying charity and BUSK, UK’s leading provider of advice and training for safer child road transport, have joined forces to raise awareness of the risks children face on their jou…

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Kidscape RISE: results from our pilot workshops

Kidscape piloted our new RISE workshops across Primark stores in England this summer. RISE workshops have been designed to help children prepare for the move up to secondary school by raising confiden…

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Fraudulent activity

It has come to our notice that there may be fraudsters using the Kidscape name to try and pressure people to make payments by phone. We do not use cold calling methods to solicit funds and we would ne…

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Remember A Charity Week: "I want to provide the kind of support to children that was not available to me when I needed help"

By Jill Taylor, Fundraising Officer

This week is Remember A Charity Week. It’s a topic that many of us put off thinking and talking about: what happens after you’re gone. Yet writing a will is somethi…

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Kidscape is working with others to prevent suicide

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, and this year’s theme is “Working Together To Prevent Suicide”, which is a goal Kidscape strive to.

We’ve been concerned by the sad stories which emerge…

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August

Improving mental health and reducing bullying in just one day: Kidscape’s ground-breaking results

Kidscape, the anti-bullying charity that helps, has changed the lives of almost 800 children experiencing bullying with significant improvements to mental health, school engagement and family life thr…

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Vote for Kidscape as the children's charity for Chelsea FC's first matchday bucket collection

The new Premier League season is underway and football fans have the opportunity to vote for which children's charity they would like to see collecting at Stamford Bridge for the visit of Bournemouth …

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June

The importance of emotional wellbeing

By Elliott Rae

The 2018 dad takes responsibility for their children's wellbeing. And not just ensuring they have enough food to eat and all the clothes they need. The 2018 dad is concerned about much …

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Kidscape... small charity, BIG IMPACT

A message from Sheila King, Kidscape Trustee

I became a trustee of Kidscape several years ago.

I was involved in teacher training at the University of London’s Institute of Education and my teenage so…

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Give for a goal!

A World Cup brings people together across the country. We want to harness this positive energy and unity to support children who are experiencing bullying.

That’s why we’ve launched “Give for a Goal”,…

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Parenting blogger 'Part-Time Working Mummy' becomes a Kidscape ambassador

Author, blogger and Mum of five; Part-Time Working Mummy, aka Rachaele Hambleton, has joined Team Kidscape as an ambassador.

Rachaele only started her blog a few years ago, but through her honest acco…

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May

Bond at Bletchley Park: Illustrations and Inspirations

This summer, James Bond has come to Bletchley Park. On display in Hut 12, a contemporary art exhibition celebrates Ian Fleming’s James Bond series, as well as the most recent 007 continuation novels w…

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April

Photo consent: GDPR and beyond

By Zoe Williams, Communications Manager

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming, and it gives those of us working in the children’s sector an ideal opportunity to think about how we se…

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March

Claire Steps into the frame: The search for 2018’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year begins

Calling all stylish glasses wearers! Steps superstar Claire Richards has kicked off the search for the UK’s proudest specs wearers – with a £10,000 cash prize up for grabs.

To mark the launch of Specs…

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Kidscape supporters get a discount on Ben Smith’s 401 memoir

Fundraiser Ben Smith took an incredible challenge: running 401 marathons in 401 days. He raised over £300,000 for Kidscape and Stonewall, and has since become an ambassador for Kidscape, and won some…

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Outdoor adventures with Mountain Rescue and The JD Foundation!

This weekend, Lauren, Jill and some of our lovely ZAP families attended The JD Foundation outdoor adventure charities event organised by Mountain Rescue England and Wales.

We were welcomed by a blizz…

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Fundraise through Facebook - it’s never been easier!

Fundraising has never been easier. Now you can raise funds for Kidscape without ever leaving Facebook, and inspire your friends to get involved quickly and without hassle. It’s perfect if you’re takin…

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Treat yourself to online shopping - it's for a good cause!

Need an excuse to do a bit of shopping? Kidscape is now live on AmazonSmile, a ‘give as you shop’ initiative where Amazon donate a percentage of the cost of whatever you shop for direct to the charity…

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February

Childnet call on young people to ‘Connect with respect’ and enter their Film Competition

Leading online safety charity, Childnet, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, has launched the ninth Childnet Film Competition to encourage young people aged 7-18 to create a short film to educ…

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Goodbye from Nikki

I am writing this piece at the start of my last week at Kidscape, where I have spent the last 13 years as a fundraiser. Having joined the charity when Michele (Kidscape’s founder) was still running th…

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Grandparent guide to bullying and digital safety

Around 10 million grandparents in the UK support in the day to day care of children. Children have grown up in a digital world, and given half a chance will spend hours on their tablets or phones.

Som…

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Parent Support Adviser attends suicide intervention training

Our Parent Support Adviser, Kat, recently attended a two day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) delivered by Papyrus UK. Papyrus is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of …

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January

Kidscape joins National Suicide Prevention Alliance

Kidscape has become a member of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance. We have a 12 month action plan that includes staff training in suicide prevention, championing the education of children and …

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