Friday 11th of June 2021

Girls asked for nudes by up to 11 boys a night, Ofsted finds 

    • Some girls can be contacted by up to 11 boys a night asking for nude images, the schools watchdog for England says. 
    • In an Ofsted survey, girls explained that if they blocked boys on social media, “they just create multiple accounts to harass you”. 
    • The report also found nine in 10 girls experienced sexist name-calling or were sent explicit photos or videos. 
    • The watchdog is warning that sexual harassment has become “normalised” among school-age children.
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    Boys trading nudes of female pupils like a card collection game 

    • Boys are distributing explicit images of girls with each other via social media like a “collection game”, a major new report by Ofsted found. 
    • The school watchdog, which spoke to over 900 children and young people, discovered the intimate images are routinely shared on platforms like WhatsApp or Snapchat. 
    • Ofsted’s report found sexual harassment of students in schools and colleges in the UK is “normalised” with girls warning teachers do not understand “the reality” of their lives 
    • Around nine in 10 of the girls inspectors spoke to said being subjected to misogynistic name-calling and being sent unsolicited explicit footage or images occurs “a lot” or “sometimes”.
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    OnlyFans: ‘More needs to be done’ to protect children 

    • The Children’s Commissioner for England says OnlyFans needs to do more to stop underage users after the BBC revealed some were selling explicit videos. 
    • BBC News found under-18s have used fake identification to set up accounts on the site and police say a 14-year-old used her grandmother’s passport. 
    • Dame Rachel de Souza has written to the British website expressing her “shock” and “deepest concern” at the findings. 
    • OnlyFans said it plans to meet her and correct any misinformation. 
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    Social workers to help schools tackle sexual abuse after Ofsted finds normalisation of harassment of girls

    • Social workers will be deployed to help schools tackle the ‘normalisation’ of sexual harassment and online sexual abuse identified by Ofsted in a report today. 
    • A pilot in which social workers provide supervision to designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) within schools will be extended from 30 to 40 areas from September, the government announced today, with a focus on tackling sexual abuse. 
    • The Department for Education has funded What Works for Children’s Social Care’s (WWCSC) to expand its social worker supervision for DSLs project to a further 500 schools, amid early evidence that it is equipping school leads to tackle safeguarding concerns.
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