In today’s fast moving digital world it can be difficult for parents and carers to keep up to date on the latest sites, apps and games. The NSPCC therefore launched an interactive parents’ guide, Net Aware, which explains what other parents and young people think about 60 of the most popular social apps and games, what’s the right age, and details on privacy and safety settings. You can access Net Aware on line at www.net-aware.org.uk .
Since Share Aware was launched in January 2015, 400,000 parents have spoken to their children about online safety as a direct result of the campaign. After seeing the campaign, 42per cent of parents either immediately talked to their child about online safety or made plans to do so.
To help parents stay on top of what’s new in the digital world the NSPCC have updated their free Net Aware guide for parents by adding 12 new sites, apps and games. The next wave of the campaign is about making sure parents cover the right topics when they talk to their children about staying safe online. Young people have told the NSPCC the thing they most want parents to cover in online safety conversations are privacy settings (81%) followed by support on cyber bullying (76%) and staying safe from strangers online (74%). In contrast, from NSPCC research with YouGov, only 28% of parents covered privacy settings in online safety conversations with their children. Parents need to stay up to date on the ins and outs on all the sites, apps and games young people use and Net Aware plays a big part in this. the NSPCC also asking parents to look at the new video chat apps, make sure they are up to date on social gaming and aware of teen dating sites.
Online Safety Presentation March 2017
Please click on the link below to access Mr Goymer’s powerpoint presentation.
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In Parent Info you’ll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line.Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone which has been providing information and support to parents for a decade, and CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency.
Please have a look at this leaflet that provides you with information and advice for parents and carers about how to talk to children about their internet use. It also gives useful website addresses for further advice and resources.
There are a number of websites which are very useful for keeping your children safe when they are online. Please visit the websites listed below for further information by clicking on the image.
The ThinkUKnow site offers a completely refreshed suite of articles and guidance on all aspects of child internet safety. You can visit the site by clicking on the image below to access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful sexual attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; supporting a child who has been sexually abused; and dealing with a range of online issues such as sending nude selfies and viewing pornography. Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations.
Cybercrime: Preventing young people from getting involved.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched a public awareness campaign to highlight the increasing number of young people engaging in cybercrime.
The #CyberChoices campaign targets parents of 12-15 year olds who may be involved in hacking or other kinds of online crime without their parents’ knowledge. The campaign, also aimed at professionals who work with children and young people, highlights the range of criminal activities that children may be involved in, how to spot signs of potential problems, what the consequences could be and importantly, signposts better ways for young people to use their technical skills.
For further information about cybercrime, and to watch the short film produced for the campaign, visit www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/765-campaign-targets-uk-s-youngest-cyber-criminals
For advice from the NCA on how to help young people avoid the risks of getting involved in cybercrime, and how to work with parents and carers on this issue visit: www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/crime-threats/cyber-crime/cyber-crime-preventing-young-people-from-getting-involved