Children’s use of social media
You can learn about how children use social media, the apps they use, the risks they face, how to use privacy settings, and advice and tips about how to talk to your children, at:
Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online.
Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
- Thinkuknow(advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters(support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info(support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL(support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware(support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
- Childnetoffers 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 Ithas advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation.
- UK Safer Internet Centrehas tips, advice, guides, and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services.
- SafetyDetectives– Parents’ Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids.
Keeping online safety visible
There is also this document which is a handy flyer that can be printed off and shared with your child to remind them of not only how to keep themselves safe but to also remind them of their responsibilities online.
We are always here to talk to and if we can ever offer any advice or support, then do not hesitate to contact us at school.