Information passed onto school on ways to keep your child safe online
The internet is also proving invaluable at this time for our children to continue their education and keep in touch with their friends through the many social networking sites. With this in mind we felt it important to send out some support for parents and carers on supporting your children and Teenagers in navigating the internet safely.
There are many organisations providing detailed information on a range of topics in this area such as talking to your child about online safety, the risks of online games, livestreaming and parental controls.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk - It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk - You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help your child stay safe online. Our advice and resources are here to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively.
Unfortunately whilst the Internet is a fantastic resource it can also be used inappropriately by both adults and other children. If your child or teenager experiences any difficulties whilst using the Internet there are organisations that can offer support.
Top Tip: It is never the child or teenagers fault if they encounter abuse online, it is the responsibility of the adult or other child who is acting irresponsibly or breaking the law.
https://www.childline.org.uk - Having a mobile phone and going online is great for lots of reasons. But it's important to be aware of the dangers too. Learn how to stay safe online.
https://www.ceop.police.uk - Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Top Tip: Perhaps you could set your child or Teenager a project to research the positives and possible pitfalls of the Social Platform they are bugging you to let them download onto their phone or write a family friendly quiz that they, their cousins and wider family could take part in.