The world is changing and the digital age is here to stay! As your child grows up they will be using all kinds of digital platforms, from social media, discussion forums to online shopping.
They will be exposed to all kinds of media and information at the click of a button.
We need to be mindful of our approach to online safety and not just treat it as a side issue, your children need to be taught about their safety online just like they are taught about crossing the road safely.
We have put together some useful websites and information below which will help you address the issues facing our children.
Safer Internet Day
Think before you Send
Keeping children safe online during summer holidays
Report Harmful Content Button
The following websites have useful information for online Safety:
Report Remove - Report Remove is here to help young people under 18 in the UK to confidentially report sexual images and videos of themselves and remove them from the internet
Childeline - Childline is free to contact on 0800 1111. Childline counsellors are here to take calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from children and young people under 19
Internet Watch Foundation Its remit is "to minimise the availability of online sexual abuse content, specifically child sexual abuse images and videos hosted anywhere in the world and non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK."
Child Exploitation and Online Protection - Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors
NSPCC Online Safety - They help children who've been abused, protect children at risk and find the best ways to prevent child abuse from ever happening
Roblox: How to Protect Children from Harmful Content
We have received several reports from parents and school staff recently about harmful content on Roblox including worrying accounts of young children being sent 'friend requests' from strangers and in-game characters imitating sex. Our Online Safety partners have conducted further research and created the Roblox Parents Guide to help you understand how to keep children and young people safe on Roblox.