We came across this helpful poster…..
Lots of our young people have devices that are able to access social media, such as tablets, smartphones, games consoles and laptops.
If the settings on these devices are not sufficiently secured this can unfortunately put them at risk.
Please ensure you check the settings of devices and monitor what children are watching and who they are talking to and ensure it is age appropriate for them to be accessing.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk is an excellent website that can help and support you as a family to stay safe online.
Below are listed some more links to online information and resources that can support you to monitor the online behaviour of children and young people.
This Childnet website is for parents, carers, teachers and children and offers fun activities for children alongside practical internet safety advice. www.kidsmart.org.uk
if you have concerns about the safety of a child the contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 500 or email email@example.com
Children can talk to someone for advice or support at any time by contacting Childline on 0800 1111 or chatting to a counsellor online at www.childline.org.uk.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection:
A police agency tackling child abuse on the internet. This website includes a unique facility that enables parents and young people to make reports of actual or attempted abuse online. www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/