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
The pdf below give more details about Momo and what parents/carers need to know.
A range of resources for parents and carers for Safer Internet Day 2019 can be found below.
Help your kids stay safe online with the BBC
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