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Combating online child sexual abuse content at national and international levels: IWF experience, tactical suggestions and wider considerations

The UK Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is often asked to contribute to national, European and international discussions and initiatives designed to improve responses to tackling child sexual abuse content on the internet. Wherever beneficial it shares our model and expertise with organisations, companies, governments and agencies around the world to enable others to understand how the UK partnership approach and industry self-regulation is successful in the UK, as well as how the range of services provided have helped to minimise online child sexual abuse content in the UK and beyond.

Taking youth services online - Tim Davies

Podcast of a talk by Tim Davies, independent consultant and researcher, Practical Participation, given at the Connected Practice Symposium, "Human services in the network society : changes, challenges & opportunities", Institute for Advanced Studies, Glasgow, 14th/15th September 2009.

Creative ways to promote personalisation

Describes some creative ways of promoting personalisation to service users and practitioners. The four methods highlighted are: A board game called 'Whose shoes? - putting people first'; a website (shop4support) where people who use social care support services can choose them online; Social Care TV - to be launched by SCIE in October - which will include video about personalisation, and attending regional personalisation roadshows.

The future of mental health : a vision for 2015

Paper setting out the potential shape of mental health services in England in 2015. Among other ambitions, it sees services as more accessible, equal, more supportive of carers, producing better care planning, offering individual budgets and investing in service user groups.

London guidelines for assessing children and families affected by adults viewing child sexual abuse images on the internet

Produced on behalf of the London Safeguarding Children Board and in conjunction with the Essex Safeguarding Children Board, the aim of this document is to provide practice guidance to support practitioners working with children and families affected by adults viewing child sexual abuse images – particularly via the Internet; to identify key principles to help inform assessments; to consider some of the practice implications; and to provide an overview of current messages from research and underpinning knowledge.

Teachers in 'web bullying' call

Online BBC news article reporting on the issue of cyber bullying of Scottish teachers by pupils.

Children's online risks and safety: a review of the available evidence

First report commissioned by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety’s Expert Research Panel. It provides a timely mapping of the existing evidence relating to the indicators, prevalence and consequences of online risks to children, as well as effective safeguarding measures and regulation across platforms.

Information Communication Technology Portal

This resource looks at technology, communication, the application of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and how it's changed the way we work and learn. This ICT portal is part of the Open2.net website which is the online learning portal from the Open University and the BBC.

Internet for Social Research Methods

Internet for Social Research Methods is a free "teach yourself" tutorial on the Web, teaching Internet information skills for social research methods. The tutorial is aimed at students, lecturers and researchers who want to improve their knowledge of the best Internet resources for this subject. It takes around an hour to do and includes quizzes and interactive exercises.