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Online Safety

Online Activity (phones, computers) can be a serious risk to children: The use of technology has become a significant component of many safeguarding issues. Child sexual exploitation; radicalisation; sexual predation – technology often provides the platform that facilitates harm. With the right support, education and safety measures in place the internet and new technologies can also bring great benefits but we must all be vigilant.

  • Some of the risks online usage can pose to young people are

    • Cyberbullying.
    • Online grooming
    • Sending/receiving/uploading inappropriate images or messages
    • Peer pressure
    • Body image
  • Ways to support your child 

    • Contact the police, reporting any misuse of social media i.e. online grooming.
    • Monitoring online usage and favourite apps when and as you deem appropriate.
    • Ensure your child is aware of how to report any issues/concerns on their favourite sites/apps.

 

For more information please visit…

 

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PACE (parents against child exploitation) UK is a useful website for parents to engage with online safety issues.

 

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This is the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. It’s a one stop shop for most information about online safety.

 

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This is the government website to help parents and professionals understand the risks of childrenand young people being radicalised by extremists online and how to keep children safe from this.

 

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A great site for helping parents keep their children safe online.