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Online Safety - learn about staying safe online

The Internet can be a fantastic place for children and young people to explore, where they can talk to friends, be creative and have fun. However, just like in the real world sometimes things can go wrong.

The information and advice on this page is available in a variety of formats to appeal to young children/teenagers, parents/carers and teachers/professionals alike to help them keep up to date with the ever changing 'online' environment.

 

On this page there are informational videos, downloadable documents and, further down this page, many external web links, covering a multitude of online safety issues and situations from many organisations and public service providers. 

 

If a child or young person you know is worried or upset about something which has happened on the Internet there is help out there.

What parents/carers need to know about TikTok

TikTok is a video-sharing social media app available on iOS and Android which lets users create, share, and view user created videos much in a similar manner to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s main draw, however, is that users can record and upload bite-sized looping videos of themselves lip-syncing and dancing to popular music or soundbites, often for comedic effect, which can then be further enhanced with filters, emojis and stickers. TikTok has been designed with the young user in mind and has a very addictive appeal. At the beginning of 2019 it skyrocketed in popularity to become the iOS store’s most downloaded app with over 33 million downloads. Estimates suggest that it now has anything between 500 million and over 1 billion monthly active users worldwide.

 

The guide is available to download and read below.

Advice regarding MOMO, what parents/carers need to know

Momo is a sinister ‘challenge’ that has been around for some time. It has recently resurfaced and once again has come to the attention of schools and children across the country.

 

The pdf below give more details about Momo and what parents/carers need to know.

Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 5th February 2019 (SID 2019)
“Our Internet, Our Choice: Understanding Consent in a Digital World”
Safer Internet Day will focus on how consent works in an online context and will ask young people to explore how they ask, give, and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data.

 

A range of resources for parents and carers for Safer Internet Day 2019 can be found below.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2019/education-packs/activities-parents-and-carers

Help your kids stay safe online with the BBC

Recently the BBC launched ‘Own It’, a new website full of fun and empowering tips, insight, stories and advice to help 9-12 year olds get the most out of their time online. https://www.bbc.com/ownit

 

The site aims to help children develop the confidence and resilience to tackle the everyday challenges they face online. Own It brings a child’s perspective of online life and the issues it throws up. It covers everything from online privacy and avoiding malware, through to dealing with everyday dilemmas children face online, as well as having fun. Quick links to charities and organisations like Childline, whose phone lines and online chat can provide urgent support should children need it, will also be available.

Parent Info.org Website

Parent Info: An introduction

This video looks at the work of Parent Info, a collaboration between the National Crime Agency's CEOP Command and The Parent Zone. Parent Info is an information service for parents and carers which enables schools to provide high quality advice and information their own websites.

Jigsaw: for 8 -10 year olds

This is an assembly from CEOPs Thinkuknow education programme that helps children to understand what constitutes personal information. The assembly enables children to understand that they need to be just as protective of their personal information online, as they are in the real world.

The World Without Mobile

We imagined what a World Without Mobile would look like. Odd isn't it?

Documents

Please note, Microsoft's, FREE 'Powerpoint Online' app maybe required to view Powerpoint Shows. link below. https://office.live.com/start/PowerPoint.aspx To access 'Powerpoint Online' a FREE 'Microsoft Live' account is also required

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