Teacher sent to prison after grooming boy pupil on Snapchat  

  • A married teacher who groomed and had sex with a 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to more than six years in prison 
  • The offender sent topless pictures of herself to the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, via Snapchat, as well as a “live video” of herself engaged in a sex act 
  • The offender also asked the victim to meet her at a private field where she then had sex with him. 
  • Barber had attempted to manipulate the boy and had told him she would “bring him down with her” if the relationship was discovered 
  • She was found guilty of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity in January following a retrial and was sentenced to six years and two months in prison at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday 
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                    Police ready for rise in sexting and exploitation as schools go back after lockdown 

                    • Detectives are bracing themselves for a rise in sexual exploitation and sexting cases as children return to the classroom 
                    • With most youngsters being away from school for more than two months and spending more time online, police believe many may have been more vulnerable to those that want to take advantage of them. 
                    • Det Chief Insp Lynne College, of Northumbria Police, said: “Realistically we are expecting to see a rise in reports in relation to child safeguarding and exploitation”
                    • Pupils did not have trusted teachers to talk to or the normal safeguarding mechanisms in place at school, so abuse could have gone unreported 
                    • The safeguarding detective says the return to school after lockdown is a ‘golden opportunity’ for police to build relationships with young people, and encourage them to speak about anything that has happened to them 
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                      Covid: Gavin Williamson ‘looking at’ longer school day and shorter holidays 

                                • Longer school days and shorter holidays are among the measures the government is considering helping pupils in England catch up on lost learning, the education secretary has said 
                                • Gavin Williamson told the BBC that ministers were looking at “how the school year runs” after the disruption of Covid 
                                • He also told Sky News a five-term year and changes to summer holidays were under consideration 
                                • Schools in England are reopening to all pupils on Monday
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                                  Hampshire youths called upon to tackle serious violence 

                                    • Hampshire youths are being called upon to help tackle serious violence across the county 
                                    • Young people are being urged to give their ideas on how to battle knife crime, child exploitation and hate crime
                                    • It comes as the Youth Commission, who supports the Police and Crime Commissioner – Michael Lane – launches the ‘Big Conversation 2021’ campaign 
                                    • Each year the Youth Commission select key issues to focus on and this year it has chosen to continue with serious violence, exploitation and hate crime. 
                                    • Commission member, Maddie Davis, 21, from Southampton said: “Hate crime was chosen as a priority because it is a prominent issue both in Hampshire and nationwide…We would like to hear thoughts and ideas from young people in Hampshire” 
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