With the more widespread use of the internet these days it's important that we all teach our children how to stay safe.
There are a few basic rules to follow and these include:-
- DO NOT tell strangers your personal details, such as your full name, your address, your phone number or what school you go to.
- DO NOT send pictures of yourself or family to people you don't know.
- DO NOT arrange to meet someone you have met online.
- ALWAYS tell an adult if you are worried or upset about anything.
- DO NOT open emails from anyone you don't know.
- DO NOT add people on Instant Messenger or Social Networking sites unless you know them in person (even if they are 'friends' of your friends)
- DO NOT enter your email address and password to open documents - check with the person sending it to make sure it is genuine - their account may have been hacked.
CEOP Parent Site
CEOP launched a Parents webite www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents.
Parents can access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. The website has lots of preventative advice on supporting positive sexual behaviour, using parental controls, seeing inappropriate content online, reporting to social media sites; as well as expert information on challenging harmful sexual attitudes, 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.
Internet Safety for children aged 4 to 7
The Think U Know website have produced some new resources that you can use with your younger children to teach them how to be safe online.
Children can talk to any member of staff at school about any concerns they have about any eSafety issues.
The Parent Zone and Childnet websites have some useful information about lots of eSafety issues -
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