The internet has become part of our everyday lives and we spend more time online than ever before. It is a fantastic resource which enables us to connect and communicate with others in a variety of ways. However, along with the many advantages, using the internet can also have risks and children need to be taught how to stay safe whilst online.
Technology is constantly changing but even if you’re unfamiliar with the latest technology, talk to you child about their internet use and what they do when they are online.
5.12.17- Important information
The BBC announced this morning that the police have warned Live Streaming is an ‘urgent threat’ to the exploitation of children.
Please see the guide to Live Streaming Apps from INEQE h2b Safer Team for the trending apps used in the facilitation of this service e.g. musical.ly, periscope.
Please note that these apps have a minimum age of 13 years.
Below are some useful links that provide information on how to help keep your children safe online.
Think You Know: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Childnet International: http://www.childnet-int.org/
Know It All: http://www.childnet-int.org/kia/parents/
Get Safe Online: http://www.getsafeonline.org/
Net Aware: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Please note. There has been a big increase in children using You Tube to watch videos. Some videos are suitable for children but there is a lot of inappropriate content. This link explains how to set up restricted mode on You Tube.
If you have any concerns regarding E-Safety or would like some advice on how to keep you child safe online, please do not hesitate to contact school.