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Social networking is hugely popular.Many young people are sophisticated in the way they use social media apps and websites, tailoring their communication for different audiences, and accessing them from a range of devices including smartphones, tablets, and games consoles. But social media, like all forms of public

communication, comes with some risks. Not all of these risks turn into actual problems; and if children never face any risks, they never learn how to deal with them. By helping your child understand what the risks are, you can play a big part in preventing them from turning into problems.

 

Social Media Guidance

Through lessons and discussions, it has come to our attention that a number of pupils are using social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube or Instagram. We would just like to remind parents that all of these websites state that the minimum age children should set up an account is 13. Due to this, the content that children are accessing on these sites may not always be suitable and can be difficult to filter.

 

It is important to establish an environment where you can talk to your child openly about the benefits and the risks attached to using electronic devices and the Internet. Indeed sharing the benefits with them will allow you to model good practice in terms of keeping safe. It is recommended that you put in place relevant parental controls and that you monitor what your child is accessing, ensuring it is age appropriate, when they are accessing and for how long. If conflicts arise involving other children from school, particularly if it affects them during the school day, keep us informed so that we can help educate pupils accordingly.

 

 

E-safety parents leaflet

Useful Internet Links For Parents & Carers

Vodafone Digital Parenting    www.vodafone.com/parents

Parents in the digital age    http://www.pitda.co.uk

Child exploitation & online protection centre   www.ceop.police.uk

The parent zone   http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/parent

Parent info   http://parentinfo.org

Get safe online   www.getsafeonline.org

Internet matters   www.internetmatters.org

Childnet international     www.childnet.com

Parent controls    http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls

ParentPort   www.parentport.org.uk

ThinkuKnow    www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

Uk safer internet centre    www.saferinternet.org.uk

Connect safely   http://www.connectsafely.org/safety-tips-advice

BBC webwise   http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/

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CyberSense is a new E-safety app designed to help parents talk about e-safety issues with their children to ensure that they make smart choices to stay safe online.  Aimed at children aged between 8-10 it will help them think about what they would do if they were faced with different situations online; from cyberbullying to sharing content with someone they don’t know.

 

CyberSense - New e-safety App | Internet Matters

www.internetmatters.org

CyberSense is our new app designed to help parents talk about e-safety issues with their children to ensure that they make smart choices to stay safe online.

 

CyberSense Crowdfunding Video

Cybersense is a fun, interactive online educational resource aimed at Primary School children. It will raise awareness of cyber-bullying, providing children with the skills to recognise, respond to and report cyber-bullying and promote staying safe online. For more information or to donate visit: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/cyber-sense/ @arieltrust @crowdfunderuk

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.

E-Safety Tips for Parents: 6-10

Safety on the internet matters. Our fun, interactive, stop motion animated video has useful advice and tips for parents of 6-10s so that you can help them to stay safe online. From toddlers to teens, our four 'E-safety tips for parents' videos are age specific to help you keep up with e-safety as they grow up.

A number of guides on how to manage parental settings on common websites and gaming systems, which can be dowloaded using the links below.

You can find out more 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:

• www.childnet.com/sns

• www.internetmatters.org

• www.nspcc.org.uk/onlinesafety

• www.parentzone.org.uk

• www.thinkyouknow.co.uk/parents

• www.askaboutgames.com

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