Top tips for parents:
* Supervise children whilst online
* Parental Controls
* Talk to children about staying safe online
* Help children understand the difference between reality and the online world.
* Have agreed timings for access
* Monitor activity of children online
* Work together with the education setting to ensure consistent messages are applied.
- Good way of communicating
- Ability to keep in contact with people all over the world
- Good way of arranging event & raising profiles
- Encourages exploring & learning
- Good way for children to learn about the news
- The need to have ‘likes/comments’ to posts and the impact on self esteem
- Parents become involved in issues
- Can be used to ‘sound off’ and be critical of others
- Increased risk of grooming/sexual exploitation
Did you know?
- 7 in 10 children 5-15’s now have access to a tablet computer at home (from 51% to 71% since 2013).
- Children are almost twice as likely to go online
CEOP SAFETY CENTRE
Make a report to one of CEOP’s experienced Child Protection Advisors
E-safety advice and support changes regularly. Here are some useful websites that may support you in keeping up to date and continuing to support young people.
- NSPCC – Online Safety
- UK Safer Internet Centre
- Get Safe Online
- CEOP Safety Centre
What’s the problem? A guide for parents of children and young people who have got in trouble online.
Child safety online
Social Networks and Apps
- Marketplace – allows members to post, read and respond to classified ads.
- Groups – allows members who have common interests to find each other and interact.
- Events – allows members to publicise an event, invite guests and track who plans to attend.
- Pages – allows members to create and promote a public page built around a specific topic.
- Presence technology – allows members to see which contacts are online and chat Users have a ‘wall’ that friends of users can post to instantly and users have a ‘status update’ where they can comment about something, post an image or a video that their friends can see. Privacy settings can be accessed as part of the network. The site was founded in 2004 and currently has over 1 billion users.