keeping children safe online

Before you click to post on social media, do you really think about exactly what your posts and updates could be saying about you? Have you thought about the fact that today’s ‘funny’ tweet or the photos of tonight’s party on Facebook could actually prove to be tomorrow’s nightmare? Maybe it’s time to really think…

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keeping under 5s safe online

We all want to encourage our children to keep safe on the internet, but it’s much more difficult to communicate the dangers of the online world to toddlers and young children who are not old enough to fully understand. At this age, many of the strategies for keeping children safe online that are discussed in…

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safer internet day 2018

You’ve probably already seen the news on social media…today is Safer Internet Day 2018! You can spread the word by using the hashtag #SID2018 on all your social media posts today, and join in the global conversation to help inspire a safer internet. Safer Internet Day is a global celebration coordinated by the UK Safer…

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You might have noticed that in the past month we’ve had a bit of a makeover here at the Child Protection Company! Our website redesign isn’t the only update we’ve made, however – last month, we updated our e-Safety Training course to include lots of new information too. Online safety is an essential safeguarding topic…

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Over the past 10 years, the internet has developed to such an extent that some parents and carers feel their knowledge of how to make laptops, smartphones, tablets and even games consoles safe for their children is just not good enough anymore. If you feel this way, we don’t blame you. Apps get updated on…

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Are you aware of the potential risks your children could encounter online?  If not, you may find our online e-Safety for Parents course useful… The course gives an introduction to e-safety and raises awareness of: The risks to children The Internet predator Inappropriate and illegal images/content Cyberbullying Sexting Identity theft Steps parents can take to protect their…

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It seems that it’s never too early to start teaching children about e-Safety.  The Telegraph reports that a survey has found that children as young as two have been caught accessing explicit material on the internet. The research, carried out by comparison service uSwitch.com, found that three million UK families had discovered their children viewing violent,…

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Ofsted recognise the importance of children being taught about e-Safety both in school AND in the home environment.  The Inspecting e-Safety briefing for Ofsted inspectors includes a sample question: How does the school educate and support parents and whole school community with online safety? and recommends inspectors look for evidence of: Parents’ e-Safety sessions Raising awareness through school…

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Cyberbullying is when a child or young person is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child or young person using the Internet or other technology such as gaming devices or mobile phones. Some key points about cyberbullying: Children and young people cyberbully for many reasons including peer pressure, because it is…

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NoBullying.com has released an updated guide to Internet Safety Tips which explains some of the ways children can protect themselves online. Tips include: Think before You Post Choose Screen Names and Passwords Carefully Avoid Contributing to Bad Behaviour For parents wanting to learn more about e-Safety take a look at our online e-Safety for parents course.…

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