STAYING SAFE ONLINE
Protecting children’s privacy online
Technology research company Comparitech has recently launched a guide to help parents, carers and educators protect children’s privacy online. The guide also tackles the issue of online privacy which can span not only protecting children from online predators but also things like preventing identity theft and ways to minimise the risks of the household computer becoming compromised.
Make sure your children know how to stay safe online
- Make sure they know about CEOP: Young people can report a concern about grooming or sexual abuse to CEOP at www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ and get support from a specialist Child Protection Advisor.
- Try these resources for parents
Gaming is popular with some of our students and it is important that students stay safe whilst gaming.
Other recommended resources
Parent Info – Expert information for parents about building their child’s resilience both online and off. Produced by NCA-CEOP and Parent Zone. This free service can be embedded on to your child’s school website. www.parentinfo.org
Brook – Information and advice for young people on sexual health and wellbeing, including staying safe online. https://www.brook.org.uk
The Mix – Support service for young people with information and advice on sex and relationships. https://www.themix.org.uk
Internet Matters – A useful tool showing how to set parental controls across a range of devices and websites. http://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/
NSPCC Net Aware – Provides reviews and guidance on the most popular social networks, apps and games that children use. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Childnet – Information and advice for parents and carers on supporting people online. https://www.childnet.com/resources/supporting-young-people-online