Coercive Control – Where is the line?

Update week commencing 24th May 2021

Below is a YouTube video on Coercive Control, created by Ards and North Down PCSP, North Down and Ards Women’s Aid, South Eastern Sexual and Domestic Violence Partnership and Neep Pictures.

If you need support from the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline you can call 0808 802 1414
or email  For more information visit: DSA Helpline – DSA Helpline

Online Safety Definitions

Update week commencing 15th March 2021

Below are some definitions of aspects of online safety you should be aware of as an Internet Citizen, provided by Be Internet Citizens.

Citizens Advice New Number

Update week commencing 8th March 2021

Please note that Ashfield Citizens Advice now have a new contact number.

They provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people’s lives in Ashfield.

Citizen's Advice Number

Online Safety and Disinformation – From Educate Against Hate

Update week commencing 1st March 2021

Please see information written by ‘Educate Against Hate’ on disinformation. For more information see the full blog post.

Disinformation is the deliberate creation and dissemination of false information that is intended to deceive and mislead, either for the purposes of causing harm, or for political, personal or financial gain. It can lead to health scares, false accusations and potentially damaging hoax stories. Recently, there has been various kinds of false information about coronavirus and the vaccines designed to tackle it.

It’s not always easy to spot disinformation. To limit the spread of false information, students should use the SHARE checklist before sharing news online.

Share Checklist

Protect and Prepare – How to deal with the threat from terrorism?

Update week commencing 22nd February 2021

For more information on visit:

Safer Internet Day – Top Tips for #AnInternetWeTrust

Update week commencing 8th February 2021

On Tuesday 9th February 2021 It’s #SaferInternetDay , where organisations across the UK work together to make #AnInternetWeTrust

The theme this year is “Together for a better internet”, what can you do to help keep yourself and others safe online?

Find out more information at 💻

Shout – Text 85258

Update week commencing 1st February 2021

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Since launching publicly in May 2019 Shout have had more than 500,000 conversations with people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support. As a digital service, Shout 85258 has become increasingly critical since Covid-19, being one of the few mental health support services able to operate as normal at this time.


shout 85258

Radicalisation PowerPoint – Learner Made

Update week commencing 18th January 2021

Please see this excellent PowerPoint about Radicalisation and Extremism made by our learner Stephen Mountjoy.  These issues are so important to understand in current times, with turbulent national and international political events, and domestic issues like Covid-19 and Brexit.  Events like these increase the risk of extremism significantly.  Please have a look through, and many thanks to you Stephen!



Safer Schools App – Reminder to Download!

Update week commencing 11th January 2021

Prevent – 7 Minute Briefing

Update week commencing 4th January 2021

Youtube Safety Card from Safer Schools

Update week commencing 21st December 2020

Facebook Messenger Safety Card from Safer Schools

Update week commencing 14th December 2020

Instagram Safety Card from Safer Schools

Update week commencing 7th December 2020

Snapchat Safety Card from Safer Schools

Update week commencing 30th November 2020

Streaming – Staying Safe Online

Update week commencing 23rd November 2020

Staying Safe Online – Sharing Images Online

Update week commencing 16th November 2020

Staying Safe Online

Update week commencing 9th November 2020

Mental Health Over Lockdown

Update week commencing 2nd November 2020

Report Harmful Content

Update week commencing 19th October 2020

Report Harmful Content is provided by UK Safer Internet Centre and operated by SWGfL. 

Why can we help?

We have our experience of running two successful helplines, the Professionals Online Safety Helpline and The Revenge Porn Helpline. This experience has given us the unique set of skills, insights and relationships with industry to provide specialist support.

We studied the community guidelines of several different platforms to determine which types of content are likely to violate terms. We have worked hard to create a safe and effective platform to report harmful content.

There are some types of content for which Report Harmful Content cannot offer support. This is because there are dedicated, specialist services that exist already – for example, Action Counters Terrorism. Read the Advice section of our website for more information on these harms and to find simple and clear instructions on what you should do to find the best support.

E-Safety – Strong Passwords

Update week commencing 12th October 2020


Update week commencing 5th October 2020

Covid symptoms

Update week commencing 28th September 2020

Visit the BBC website for full details: 

What are the symptoms?

  • New and continuous cough – coughing a lot for more than an hour, or having three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • Fever – a temperature above 37.8C
  • Change in smell or taste – either you cannot taste or smell anything, or these senses are different to normal.

Public Health England says about 85% of people with Covid will have at least one.

Self-Isolation Legal Duty

Update week commencing 28th September 2020

New legal duty to self-isolate comes into force today

From today, people in England will be required by law to self-isolate if they test positive or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace. This law has been introduced to ensure compliance with self-isolation rules and to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Fines will also be introduced from today for those breaching self-isolation rules, starting at £1,000, in line with the existing penalty for breaking quarantine after international travel. This could increase to up to £10,000 for repeat offences and the most serious breaches, including for those preventing others from self-isolating.

Employers who force or allow staff to come to work who they know should be self-isolating will also be liable for fines of up to £10,000.

Learner Safeguarding Information

Update week commencing 21st September 2020