Useful Tips for Online Safety
We urge all parents and carers to speak to their children, nieces, nephews etc. and other children about what to do if they are frightened by something they see online.
There has been a lot on the news recently about the current trends which are particularly nasty. For this reason, please encourage children to:-
• Talk to a parent/carer/trusted adult if they see anything or hear anything that is scaring them.
• If they are told ‘not to tell their parents’ then that is a green light to go straight to an adult.
• Not to download or accept any unknown contacts on social media or particularly WhatsApp.
• Please ensure they know that the scary faces that may have popped up or could pop up are not real. They can’t hurt them.
If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.
It's always helpful to know more about e-safety. If you do want to find out more, go online and have a look at the websites below. The sites are applicable to all ages of children and young adults as well as parents and carers. We hope you find them helpful.
Other useful websites re e-safety:
- Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
- Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
- Childnet - offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
- Let’s Talk About It - advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
In addition, the Government has also provided: