Daily Safeguarding Update admin2021-06-29T08:57:50+00:00June 28th, 2021| Monday 28th of June 2021UK Teachers Targeted on Social Media Teachers, school principals and academics say they have been ‘driven off’ social media and made to feel intensely anxious for sharing their views online Teachers have faced backlash for expressing ideas around curriculum reforms to better teach diversity to support young people One head teacher received death threats and hate mail after a tabloid newspaper picked up one of her tweets discussing teaching diversity in schools The teacher was reported to the local authority for being an ‘extremist’ after which she received threats to her life and the school. You can read more here. Viral TikTok Videos show ‘Covid Test Trick’ Some parents have been warned about videos circulating on TikTok, which reportedly show users how to produce a ‘false positive’ on a lateral flow test Some videos suggest that placing droplets of certain fruit juices will produce a positive result A school has warned parents to be extra vigilant and to supervise testing if they have concerns It is thought that the ‘hack’ could be used to get time off school/work All lateral flow tests should be followed up with a confirmatory PCR test You can read more here 10% increase in children in Scotland worried about coming out as LGBTQ+ Childline has recorded more than a 10% increase in Scottish children expressing worries about coming out (compare to last year) Childline held 170 counselling sessions about coming out in the last year and has delivered a total of 305 sessions to young people on Scotland about gender identity and sexuality in the past year. You can read more here. Cardiff Primary School Protects Children from Discrimination A Cardiff primary school has become the first Welsh school to sign a natural hair code know as ‘The Halo Code’ The code is a pledge to protect children from discrimination based on their afro-hairstyles or hair texture Head teacher Rhian Carbis said: “We are extremely passionate about children’s rights and their well-being, and this is at the heart of everything we do.” The Halo Code, is ran by The Halo Collective who say 58% of black students have experienced name calling or questions about their hair at school You can read more here.