Top Tips to keep in mind:
- In the home, include all mobile devices in your discussions that may allow internet access, particularly phones and gaming machines.
- Remember: you have to be 13 to open a social media account but it is estimated that about a third of 9-12 year olds have an account. Research by the NSPCC claims that only 3% of nine year olds whose parents say they are not allowed on social media still have an account! Have that conversation and you can very powerfully influence their actions.
- If, for whatever reason, your child has such an account ensure that the privacy settings are stringent and often monitored.
- Pictures or videos posted online can be near-impossible to remove from the internet so agree to a system where you jointly discuss and decide before any media is shared.
Other Useful links:
A one-stop recommendation for help with e-Safety support.
|Aimed at parents/carers, there are a lot of useful resources and good advice here.|
|This is a great new BBC site with lots of child friendly (mainly upper KS2 and above) video and information.|
|Jigsaw is a short film from CEOP that enables children to understand that they need to be just as protective of their personal information online, as they are in the real world. Aimed at children aged 8-10.|
|CBBC's 'Stay Safe' including: Protect thy privacy settings! (a message from Guy Fawkes)|
|The NSPCC site Share Aware has some hard-hitting but age appropriate video aimed at upper junior school children. Unsurprisingly, the theme is taking care what you share.|
|The NSPCC site Net Aware has some excellent advice and information about social media and gaming including the very popular Fortnite.|
|REPORT AN INAPPROPRIATE IMAGE ONLINE
It can be scary finding out an image of yourself has been shared online, but we can help you to report it and get it removed.
|If it's on the internet, it must be true!
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The Famous Flying Penguins (BBC)