ONLINE SAFETY

Online Safety

It may feel daunting to talk about staying safe online – especially when your children are using the internet differently to you.  Most social media sites have an age rating of 13+, if you are unsure of what an app or site does or the rating please click here https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/ 

Below advice and support to help your child: 

Tips to stay safe online Online Safety: Online Safety

Parent toolkit online issues

Age rating membership handout

Cyberbullying

These links are to help you and your child if there are any issues with bullying online. 

Bullying and cyberbullying https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/ 

Cyberbullying advice for parents and carers – https://www.childnet.com/blog/ cyberbullying-advice-for-parents-and-carers1

Cyberbullying Signs to look out for: Cyberbullying

Grooming

Online Grooming: Online grooming keep child safe, Grooming Support

Radicalisation

Children can be exposed to different views and receive information from various sources. Some of these views may be considered radical or extreme.

 

Radicalisation is the process through which a person comes to support or be involved in extremist ideologies. It can result in a person becoming drawn into terrorism and is in itself a form of harm.

These links can provide more help and support:
 

Parent Guardian Online Radicalisation Information and Support

Parent toolkit online issues

Gaming Advice

YGAM Parent Hub Information and support for Secondary Ages 11-14. Children are growing up in a digital world and are able to navigate the internet with ease. Explore online gaming, microtransactions and the links to gambling activities, and find out how to identify gaming and gambling related harm. https://parents.ygam.org/about-ygam-parent-hub/

Ask About Games answer parents and players have about video game age ratings, provide advice on how to play games safely and responsibly, and offer families helpful tips to ensure they get the most out of the games they enjoy together. 

AskAboutGames is a joint venture between the VSC Rating Board and games trade body Ukie, run with input and advice from across the games industry https://www.askaboutgames.com/

 

Advice, Guidance and Other Social Media Issues

Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations, click here for more details https://parentinfo.org/ 

Thinkuknow by National Crime Agency-CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) provides resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online, linked here https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 

A hub of advice for families from Parent Zone’s experts. https:/www.parents.parentzone.org.uk/

NSPCC has guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety

UK Safer Internet Centre provides tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online – you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-care 

Parents’ guide to moving to secondary school – How to support children’s digital development https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/moving-to-secondary-schoolonline-safety-guide/ 

You know your kids. We know media and tech. Together we can build a digital world where our kids can thrive. Families and teachers everywhere trust Common Sense for expert reviews, objective advice, helpful tools, and so much more. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Below we have on line resources to support parents keeping their child keep safe on line including EAL resources for online safety:   Supporting Young People Online    

Leaflets are also available in a range of other languages:  

Arabic

Bengali

English

Farsi

French

Hindi

Polish

Punjabi

Somali

Spanish

Turkish

Urdu

Vietnamese

Welsh  

Please click on the link below to access these:  

Supporting Young People Online – additional languages    

Please view our Managing Social Media booklet to learn about ways to keeps yourself safe online.   

Moving To Secondary School Guide


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