The Internet is an exciting place with endless opportunities for fun, games and education. It can also be an extremely dangerous place for teenagers unless it is used properly.
Please take/encourage your children to take the following steps to make sure they are safe online:
Online guides and support for parents
The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet is a film created by CEOP to provide a light-hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent. The show covers topics such as, talking to your child about the technologies they use and the things they might see. This online guide aims to equip you with the tools to have those tricky conversations with your children and keep your family safe online.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information about staying safe online – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.
Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.
Social Networking and Online Gaming
If your child is subjected to any form of cyber bullying:
Be aware of the information that is visible via the webcam – i.e. names on certificates, posters of favourite pop stars.
Extra information about keeping your child safe online or reporting a problem can be found on the following websites: