Keeping Safe and E-Safety

The National Crime Agency's CEOP Command has created this website to help keep 8-10 year olds safe online.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

The NSPCC website has produced up to date information on online safety for parents and schools.

Follow the link below for information.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun. But children do also face risks likecyberbullying or seeing content that's inappropriate.

That’s why the NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to give you everything you need to know about keeping children safe online.

Whether you're unsure about what happens online or are up to speed with new technology, it's important that you talk to your child about staying safe.

It may feel daunting, but you don't need to be an expert on the internet. Understanding what children do online and the risks they face will help you keep your child safe online.

What children do online and through social networking

Children and young people go online to connect with friends, and make new ones, to browse the internet for information, chat with others and play games. They may: 

  • search for information or content on search engines like Google and Bing
  • share images and watch videos through websites or mobile apps like InstagramPinterestVine andYouTube
  • use social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter
  • write or reply to messages on forums and message boards
  • play games alone or with others through websites, apps or game consoles
  • chat with other people through online games, BBM (Blackberry Messenger), game consoles, webcams, social networks and tools like Whatsapp

When online, children and young people can learn new things, get help with homework, express themselves creatively and connect with friends and family.

There are also risks, but by understanding and talking about the dangers you can help keep your child safe online.

 

 

Other useful websites to help keep children safe:

http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.getsafeonline.org/

SAFEGUARDING: http://sthelenslscb.org.uk/

 

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