Perceptions of cyber security in education need to change

  • Schools are key targets for cybercrime – the move to remote learning left schools vulnerable and unprepared to protect themselves against cyber criminals.
  • Over the last 18 months, two-thirds of UK schools claim to have suffered a cyber-attack.
  • Additionally, only 35% felt strongly that they were prepared to protect their school in the future.
  • You can read the full story on the FE News website.

NFTs are coming to Facebook and Instagram

  • A report suggests Meta is going to unveil its plans for posting and sharing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on Facebook in mid-May.
  • This will be followed by testing of a feature to allow membership of Facebook groups based on NFT ownership and another based on creating NFTs.
  • NFTs may also be monetised via fees or ads in the future.
  • To read more about NFTs, check out our article.
  • You can read the full story on the Social Media Today’s website.

New figures show growing number of children suffering from exploitation

  • Figures published last week by The Office for National Statistics show evidence of an increase in children suffering exploitation and a low number of prosecutions.
  • Since the Modern Slavery Act in 2016, more than 21,000 children have been referred for support as potential victims of forced labour, and sexual or criminal exploitation.
  • An over-reliance on children understanding and disclosing their exploitation was found and there was a failure by agencies to build and share evidence and intervene early.
  • You can read the full story on the LocalGov website.

Staffordshire Police ‘not effectively safeguarding children’

  • A report has shown that Staffordshire Police is not effectively safeguarding children and needs to do more to give consistently good service for children.
  • The force was criticised for its handling of missing children’s cases, as it took them too long to recognise risks and respond.
  • The report also said investigations into sexting offences among children are “sometimes confused”.
  • The force has stated it is committed to making improvements.
  • You can read the full story on the BBC’s website.