Social Media and online platforms.
NSPCC have joined forces with O2 to help parents explore and understand online life as children know it and I had previously shared information about their website. The NSPCC and O2’s Net Aware site and app have now been updated with all-new reviews from parents and young people. It provides online safety information and advice on privacy settings and other features, as well as recommended age guidance and risk ratings for inappropriate content. Net Aware is a tool for parents or anyone working with children, who want to better understand what young people are doing online. Please click https://net-aware.org.uk/.
The UK Safer Internet Centre offers advice for families wanting to set online safety resolutions for the new year. Tips include: have an open and honest conversation; create a family agreement; look at all your accounts; use the internet together. Please click https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/setting-online-safety-resolutions-your-family?utm_content=buffereec6c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.
On-Line Safety – Parentzone
We are working closely with ParentZone to promote on-line safety for all our students and their families. You can access their ParentZone site here:-
Once in the website you need to enter your email address and the password we sent you. Get in touch if you need any help.
On-Line Safety – Childnet International
Childnet International has produced guidance for parents and carers on looking after the digital wellbeing of children and young people, which you may find useful . The guidance includes having an awareness of how being online can make children and young people feel, and how they can look after themselves and others when online. The guidance includes: age specific information for 3-7 year olds, 7-11 year olds, 11-14 year olds and 14-18 year olds, about how children and young people are interacting with the internet; top tips to support young people at this age; and ideas to help start a conversation about digital wellbeing.
The guidance can be accessed via https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/digital-wellbeing-%E2%80%93-guidance-parents.
On-Line Safety – Fortnite
Child safety on Fortnite: parent factsheet here