Online Safety

Online safety- information for parents and carers

Schools have recently issued a warning of the use of Snapchat Map and how it can put children at risk. You can view the video from BBC here. You can also download a Parent's Guide to Snapchat here.

The NSPCC and O2 have created Net Aware, a guide for parents and carers about online safety.  

The TWSCB has begun to produce some online safety briefing notes, specifically about 'apps':

If your child has got into trouble online, Lucy Faithful have produced a guide for parents to help "answer some of the immediate questions you may have after learning about something that is happening, or has happened, in your child’s online life."

Here are some useful links for parents and carers to get more information about online safety:

NSPCC Have a wide range of resources for parents/carers about online safety.
Keeping Children Safe in Education Documents released by Department for Education to assist practitioners.
CEOP Reporting abuse and links to Think-U-Know resources.
SWLG Provide resources and advice for online safety.
Facebook's Safety Centre Advice for teachers and parents/carers.

Get Safe Online

Is a joint initiative between the Government, the National Crime Agency, and public and private sector supporters from the world of technology, communication, retail and finance to raise awareness of internet security.

PREVENT

Guidance for specified authorities in England and Wales on the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

National Bullying Helpline Support for adults.
Childline ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything -no problem is too big or too small.

Cyber Bullying

A new website launched by HM Government. Be Cyber Streetwise is a cross-government campaign, funded by the National Cyber Security Programme, and delivered in partnership with the private and voluntary sectors.
Childnet International Information to keep your child safe online
Internet Watch Foundation Are the UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content; reports are confidential and can be made anonymously.
Department of Education Advice for parents on cyber bullying.
Child Safety Online A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media.
Lucy Faithfull Foundation  The Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF) is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused.
Ask About Games We answer questions parents and players have about video game age ratings and provide advice on how to play games responsibly, by taking regular breaks and so on.
NSPCC- net aware A guide to social networks that kids use.
NCA The NCA has identified that there is an increase of young people engaging in cybercrime.