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Please use the site InternetMatters as a starting point for any questions related to e-safety guidance.
http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ - Another great place to start for all of your Internet safety needs!
Streetwise - Are you Cyber Streetwise? - Use this website as a support to help you stay Cyber Streetwise and avoid falling victim to Cyber Crime.
ParentsProtect - Did you know that the Lucy Fauthful Foundation have a website providing information and resources to raise awareness about child sexual abuse, answer questions and give adults the information, advice, support and facts, they need to help protect children.
Secure Teen Parental Control App - Kids can be exposed to multiple forms of harmful content online. Parents have to ask themselves if they can do more to keep their children safe. SecureTeen is a comprehensive parental control app that gives you greater power over how kids access the internet. With the app you can keep an eye on your child’s online activities, stay one step ahead of them through location alerts, and keep them guarded against harmful content.
e-safety Factsheet - This factsheet gives parents a general overview of e-safety. Schools can use it on their websites, email it to parents, hand it out at parents evening or incorporate it into your newsletter to help raise awareness of e-safety issues for children and how these affect parents. It gives parents an overview of the positive and negative aspects of the internet, some key statistics, tips and useful links.
e-safety Sexting Abbreviations - It seems that there is a whole new language developing in the digital landscape - LOL!. But while many are playful and literal abbreviations, some are more potent. To help make parents (and teachers) aware of some of the sexting abbreviations, we have compiled a short glossary. This is by no means exhaustive, but will help to educate parents about this new form of communication.
Selfiecop - Help protect your child by Installing 'SelfieCop' on your child's phone to see every photo or video they take!
Click here for the latest government advice for parents on Cyberbullying.
“NEW CEOP RESOURCE: NUDE SELFIES: What Parents and Carers Need to Know
CEOP have announced the launch of 'Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know'. This is a series of four short animated films for parents and carers offering advice on how to help keep their children safe from the risks associated with sharing nude and nearly nude images.
The films aim to help parents and carers:
- Understand young people's motivations for sending nude selfies.
- Plan to respond positively and constructively to an incident in which their child has shared a nude selfie.
- Gain confidence and skills in initiating preventative conversations.
- Identify risky behaviours or situations and know where to seek help.
- Know how to get help if a child is at risk after sharing an image.
They are based on research findings from the European Commission-funded SPIRTO (Self-Produced Images: Risk Taking Online) Project and include:
Film One: Understanding Why
Film Two: Talking to your child
Film Three: When should I be worried?
Film Four: How to get help
The films are based on a two-year qualitative investigation led by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the University of Linköping (Sweden), Innocence in Danger (Germany) and the CEOP Command of the National Crime Agency.
You can access the films at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents
Please email us if you would like to take a short online e-safety training course designed specifically for parents.