Keeping our children safe in their use of social media and online behaviour
In their 2017 report, Ofcom found that 74% of 12-15-year olds have a social media profile and that 99% of this age group go online for around 21 hours per week. The recent NSPCC annual report also raised concerns.
As a school we want young people to use social media and be online in as safe a way as possible. There are times within the curriculum, assemblies and START where we do discuss this.
Resources for Parents and Carers –
There are a number of excellent resources available for parents when they may need to speak to their child about social media or online activity:
Helpful links due to national trends in young people’s behaviour –
This website contains articles and guidance on all aspects of child internet safety:
Families can also use the website to access the CEOP Safety Centre where they can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP or click here