Online safety

Keeping our children safe in their use of social media and online behaviour

Festival Safe Website – advice from click here

Many teenagers will be attending their first big festival this summer and whilst personal safety might not be immediately on their mind, the Festival Safe website offers lots of very good information. This excellent resource includes information about the fun side, but also about alcohol and drugs, crime, what to do in an emergency and how to stay safe.

The website can be found here

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:

Sharing Safely on Social Media

Your guide to the social networks your children use

Internet Safety Day 2019 

This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day will focus on how consent works in an online context and will ask young people to explore how they ask, give, and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data.

The campaign encourages young people to explore how the internet works, who owns the information that is shared on it, and how they can actively take ownership of digital spaces.

We want SID 2019 to empower young people to take control of their online lives and to feel that they can harness and use the positive power of the internet for good.

There is a range of resources for parent/carers available here

This has excellent checklists to consider with your child. A  really good place to start is here

They offer advice on how to have a conversation

Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online?

Helpful  links  due to national trends in young people’s behaviour –

Live streaming

Inappropriate selfies

Digital footprint

 

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

Helpful App for families – The Hub of Hope

The Hub of Hope is a first of its kind, national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place.