Vodafone have a Digital Parenting Magazine providing advice and guidance to parents on how the whole family can stay safe online. Click here for the latest updates.
The NSPCC are offering free online safety webinars for groups or parents and carers. For more information on this and advice on how to discuss online safety with your child, please visit https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/
As we are all spending more time looking at screens, we should be aware that we need to take regular breaks and think about our posture. This guide has some great advice on how to sit properly and suggestions on what we can do during screen breaks.
Internet Matters have created a parent guide
There has also been a surge in popularity in the creation of TikTok videos online. Tik Tok is a video app which requires users to be a minimum of 13 years of age. If parents are creating accounts for children of the appropriate age, they should make sure to turn on all privacy settings so only people they know can interact with videos or message on the app.
- Easy to follow guides on setting parental controls can be found on Internet Matters.
- Parents/Carers - click here for information on keeping your children safe on the internet.
- 9 tips for parents on helping you use devices with children safely at home.
If you want to know more about the different social networks children use, the NSPCC have a simple guide.
Another useful website with up to date information is ParentZone.
We use the internet all the time for many different reasons. If at any time you see something that worries or upsets you or you are concerned about a friend, you must tell an adult, who will do everything they can to help you.
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button. [OFFICIAL] 6 Version 3 – March 2017 If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk .
- Some key ways of staying safe are:
- Never give out any personal details like your name, age or address
- Never open any attachments to emails if they are from someone you don’t know
- Always tell an adult if you see something that worries you
- Always be polite and respectful when speaking to someone online, or through any messaging service
- Never share pictures with people you haven't met before (including meeting people online).
Here are some great websites for some extra safety tips.