Internet Safety is of vital importance to teachers, parents, carers and children. The children are taught about how to use the internet safely and the school has safety measures in place.
It is however very important that parents and carers speak to their children about the internet and how the children are using it.
Have a look at the E-Safety videos, so that you can gets tips on keeping your children safe online.
Concerned about online grooming?
Make a Report!
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with your child online? Are you concerned about online grooming or sexual behaviour online? If the answer is YES, Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors. For more information regarding online safety, visit the CEOPS website. please click on the image below.
Snapchat is an app that lets you send a photo, short video or message to your contacts. The ‘snap’ appears on screen for up to 10 seconds before disappearing, or there is an option to have no time limit. There’s also a feature called Snapchat Story that lets you share snaps in a sequence for up to 24 hours.
13+ Minimum age according to Snapchat
This is Snapchat’s minimum age.
What do children and young people dislike about it?
14% of the children and young people who reviewed Snapchat thought it was unsafe. The main things they told us they don’t like about Snapchat were:
- It shares your location if you don’t use ‘ghost mode’
- People can screen shot images you share
- Getting messages or request for sexual images from people you don’t know
- It can be used for bullying
The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.
You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?
The ThinkuKnow website is really helpful and aims to make online parenting simple and offers many practical tips and simple guidance.
Social Networks Safeguarding Guidelines for parents
NSPCC’s Net Aware provides guidance to parents on social networking sites, apps and games which children use and how to keep their children safe in today’s digital world. It can be accessed via the link below. Given that many such new sites constantly appear, this website can be quite useful to stay up to date and keep children safe.
If you have any concerns or would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to speak to us. You can find out more about how children use social media, the apps they use, the risks they face, how to use privacy settings, and advice and tips about how to talk to your children at: