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A youthful folly

I recently attended an event hosted by the Anti-Bullying Alliance in the Speaker’s House, House of Commons Westminster and thanks to Martha Evans of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, our CEO Sharon Pursey had the honour of giving one of the keynote speeches, which you can watch here. One of the other speakers was Baroness Harding of …

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Sharon Pursey speaking at Anti-Bullying Alliance’s parliamentary event

Bully beef

In 2009, Her Majesty’s Government decided to end the traditional use of bully beef in ration packs, especially in high temperature hostile zones. Bully beef (also known as corned beef in the United Kingdom and Ireland) refers to a variety of meat made from finely minced corned beef in a small amount of gelatin[1]. Contrary …

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Blocking isn’t the solution

Changing attitudes to communications technology: 1876 “An amazing invention but who would ever want to use one?”– US President Rutherford B. Hayes, referring to the recently invented telephone and not seeing the point. 1882 “The Americans have need of the telephone, but we [the British] do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.”William Preece Engineer-in-Chief …

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Putting it all into context

Contextual Safeguarding was developed at the University of Bedfordshire out of Dr Carlene Firmin’s research, working alongside practitioners and agencies and has been incorporated into HM Government’s statutory guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018’. What is Contextual Safeguarding and how does it apply online? Contextual Safeguarding recognises that harm to young people happens in …

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