Keeping Safe online
Your online safety is important, here are some tips and useful resources:
Net Aware The NSPCC’s (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) host online Net Aware https://www.net- aware.org.uk/ provides expert reviews and safety advice on all of the most popular social networks, apps and games young people are using.
ThinkUKnow NCA-CEOP’s (National Crime Agency-Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) Thinkuknow website https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ has resources and advice tailored by age, as well as specific tools for parents and professionals and activities to do with your child.
SWGfL has useful information for parents, resources and toolkits. SWGfL has launched a reporting centre to assist the public in reporting online abuse and harmful content. The service provides up to date information on community standards and direct links to the correct reporting facilities across multiple platforms https://swgfl.org.uk/
UK Safer Internet Centre has lots of useful tips and resources to help children and young people stay safe online www.saferinternet.org.uk/
Five Islands Academy has a range of links about online safety
It is advised that Social Media is used by those 13 years of age upwards. Each platform has different privacy and restriction settings, and allow you to check what can be seen publicly. UK Safer Online has useful information and resources www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice- centre/social-media-guides
Young Minds has advice for young people on how to manage their feeds and make social media a positive space. Young Minds #Own your Feed Visits the Young Minds website: www.youngminds.org.uk/social-media-and-mental-health/