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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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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A new non-statutory guidance document on how schools and colleges should respond to incidents of sexting, as part of their safeguarding responsibilities, has been published by UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS). The guidance looks at the extent of the issue, the law and the role of the police as well as detailed advice on how schools should…

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Parents talking with their children about e-Safety is an important part of teaching this life-skill to children and young people, but starting conversations might not always come easy.  Netsmatz.org have suggested some conversation starters: What do you know about online predators? Have you ever met anyone online who asked you to meet face-to-face? What would/did…

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An article in the Shropshire Star looks at the online code language used by children and young people today and urges parents to learn these codes used, to help keep their children safe. Codes such as PIR (Parent in room) and LMIRL (Lets meet in real life) are said to be used by children to…

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A parents role in helping their children keep safe online has been highlighted again following a recent report from Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) stating that there has been an increase in online offences against children.  Writing for The Guardian, Jonathan Baggaley says: “The best way to help prevent your child experiencing problems on the internet…

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Today is the 10th Annual Safer Internet Day – a great opportunity to spread the word and think about the issues around e-Safety. This years theme is “Connect and Respect”, click  here to see our article on how digital citizenship is one way of teaching children to use the internet safely and with respect for…

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An online e-safety training course designed specifically for schools is now available. It is designed to provide you with the e-Safety knowledge to help keep the children you are responsible for, and yourself, safe when using modern technology. In today’s high tech world e-Safety awareness and management is a vital part of an organisation’s safeguarding practice. Meeting…

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