Is your PTA holding out for a hero?

Becky Coleman
06 July 2021
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Not all heroes wear capes, in fact Teresa Banks doesn't wear one (as far as we know!) but that didn't stop her being crowned the easyfundraising Hero in the recent National PTA Awards.

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Fastn releases new research for RSE Day

Catherine Hine & Marwah El-Murad
24 June 2021
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Parents are firmly behind their children learning about the importance of relationships for good mental health, strong friendships and supportive families. That’s the overwhelming message of new research that Fastn are releasing today to coincide with RSE Day.

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Friends of Swing Gate school have received a £250 funding boost from easyfundraising this month.

Emily Packham
16 June 2021
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Chair Emma Bedlow created a fundraising page for the PTA in May and it was chosen at random to receive the bonus donation to help them kickstart their fundraising

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Awarding in 2022: Working in partnership with the Department of Education (Northern Ireland)

Department of Education NI
11 June 2021
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Officials from the Department of Education have met with many young people who are due to sit examinations in 2022 to hear directly their views on awarding. It was, however, on meeting with their parents that the full extent of the challenges they have faced and the concerns they have were put forward.

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T.A.L.K to your daughters about dangers of the internet

Susie Hargreaves
08 June 2021
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We are all spending more time online than ever before and online predators are taking advantage and finding new ways to contact, manipulate and coerce young and teenage girls into sharing sexual images or videos of themselves. At the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), we have seen an alarming rise in self-generated online sexual abuse cases; in 2020, we found 68,000 cases of self-generated child sexual abuse, which is a massive 77% increase on 2019. The vast majority, 80%, of these cases involve girls aged 11-13 years old and in some cases, a child is live streaming and unaware that they are being recorded. It is a horrible crime and, as parents, we need to do everything in our power to prevent our own children from becoming victims, without denying them the fun and entertainment that safe use of the internet undoubtedly offers.

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