EDLounge places upmost importance on the safety and well-being of all its learners, staff, customers and stakeholders.
EDLounge will ensure this is effective through the embedding of safeguarding and prevent within the teaching and learning and ongoing staff training and up to date information, advice and guidance for its staff.
E-safety is often defined as the safe and responsible use of technology. This includes the use of the internet and also other means of communication using electronic media (eg text messages, gaming devices, email etc). In practice, e-safety is as much about behaviour as it is electronic security.
The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) was set up in 2008 under the Brown Government charged with bringing together government departments, law enforcement agencies, academia, private industry and third-sector representatives such as charities and voluntary groups to collaborate on strategies to ensure child.
Please see below E-safety Act along with other organisations
The Internet is being used by people who wish to share views and opinions. When this is done by an extremist, which is someone who holds extreme political and/or religious views and who may promote illegal or violent action, with the intention to cause those views to be adopted by others, this is defined as online radicalisation. It is a form of online grooming by encouraging someone to act in a certain way or manner for malicious reasons.
People with extremist views meet young people through online gaming, or on social media networks and via apps. It is evident that children may not perceive online strangers as potentially dangerous or unsafe in the way that they would do in the real world, and therefore they may engage with them on more personal levels.
Some extremist organisations also make online training resources and videos using themes of popular violent games as they know that these will be particularly appealing to young people.
This means that this is an opportunity for extremists to have directly used the social nature of online games to groom children.
There are a number of agencies or support networks to support in relation to online grooming and radicalisation.
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If you are working with EDLounge we have dedicated and designated safeguarding and prevent staff. We can also provide you with information, advice and guidance through our policies, procedures and information to ensure you stay safe.