Why the DfE must act NOW to digitally safeguard students in the Covid-19 lockdown
There is a new emerging threat to child safety in these lockdown times.
Schools are closed and with many parents working from home, we’re witnessing a significant rise in the number of children not only using the internet but doing so unfiltered and without supervision. It’s a situation that’s not gone unnoticed by cybercriminals.
Europol, the European Police Agency, believe child abusers are taking full advantage and ”welcoming opportunities to engage with children” in online forums and boards.