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Views from the experts

In this area you will find a series of articles on digital resilience written by leading expert organisations. The articles explore a range of topics providing insight into the latest thinking and expert opinion. Keep checking back for the latest from the experts.


TikTok Videos targeting teachers - Support from Professionals Online Safety Helpline

Carmel Glassbrook, Project Lead for Professionals Online Safety Helpline at SWGfL

Carmel discusses the viral trend of targeting teachers on social media platforms and provides information on the service that the Professionals Online Safety Helpline can offer teachers who require support with reporting content or their wellbeing. 

Online child sexual grooming:  Abuse and manipulation through communication

Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, Applied Linguistics, Swansea University

Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus discusses the manipulation tactics used in online child sexual grooming communication and the work that is being done to safeguard children online, which includes the Dragon-S project.

Online grooming: Let's close the door to online child sexual abusers

Susie Hargreaves, OBE, CEO of Internet Watch Foundation

Susie discusses the role of the IWF in making the internet a safer place for children across the world and their recent awareness raising campaigns.

The complexity of being a digital citizen

Helen King, Director at Praesidio Safeguarding

Helen discusses the complexity for children and young people growing up in a space where digital technology is omnipresent.

Treating children differently in a digital world

Helen Thomas, Senior Policy Officer (Wales) at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Helen explains what The Children's code is for, why it is needed and how it affects schools.

The impact of social media on self esteem and how to help

Stephanie Hoffman, Head of Social Action at ProMo-Cymru

Stephanie discusses the impact of social media on self-esteem. She highlights a number of calls by young people to the Meic helpline and how they were resolved.

Online sexual harassment amongst young people: The thing that is happening online but nobody talks about

Will Gardner OBE, CEO Childnet International

Will discusses the issue of online sexual harassment facing young people and the impact of unacceptable online behaviours, highlighting the importance of empowering  young people to step up and speak up.

Learning in an age of misinformation

Kelly Mendoza, Sr. Director of Education Programs, Common Sense Education

Dr. Kelly Mendoza, Sr. Director of Education Programs from Common Sense Education discusses the role that we can play in helping children to become critical consumers and creators of news and media.

It was never a dress: the importance of diversity in cyber security

Clare Johnson, Partnerships and Outreach Manager (Digital and STEM), University of South Wales

Clare talks about the importance of diversity in the cyber security industry. She sets out the current state of play in the industry, highlights the advantages of increased diversity, explores unconscious bias and some of the actions that can be done to improve diversity.

Sharing nudes

David Wright, UK Safer Internet Centre Director

David explains the latest research around the sharing of nude and semi-nude images by young people around the world. He also discusses gender imbalance, how incidents have been responded to, the latest guidance and the recent increases in incidents of sharing nudes or semi-nudes.