Should you be an online ‘Friend’ with young people in Scouting?

When working with young people there will always be a ‘relationship’ formed; a relationship of trust, a connection, a friendship. Young people will look up to their leaders, they will feel they can talk to them should they need any advice or have any concerns, they trust their leaders to help them when they are ...

Would you send someone’s mobile number to your entire list of contacts? 1

E-mail is just one of the many methods of communication used to keep people up to date. We need to remember how important a personal email address is; its as personal as a mobile phone number. Not everyone wants their email address publishing to the world, or distributed to a group of people. There are ...

Who are CEOP?

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is an¬†extremely important organisation in protecting young people both online and in the ‘real’ world. Dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children, CEOP’s work is vital in the ‘always connected’ world in which we live in. Professionals who work with young people, from Teachers to Scout ...