Child Safety Online – A Practical Guide for Parents and Carers Whose children Are Using Social Media

Research indicates that 75% of children aged 8-11 years have a social media profile. Schools can struggle to deal with all of the issues that this can bring and do want to ensure that pupils learn about social media, enjoy the positive outcomes of communication but stay safe.

One of a number of organisations that can provide a safe social media platform for schools is ChatFOSS (Friends Only Stay Safe). ChatFoss is the first social network designed specifically for under 13’s. If you want to find out more, look at the ChatFOSS website – www.chatfoss.com or email enquiries@chatfoss.com.

Please click here to view information on how to keep your child safe online

 Winsome Fletcher - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Winsome Fletcher - Designated Safeguarding Lead

 Samina Jaffar - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Samina Jaffar - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

 Andy Garland - Link Governor, Safeguarding

Andy Garland - Link Governor, Safeguarding

Safe Online Communication for Primary School Children

Click below for a document which provides some very useful guidance on helping children to stay safe online.

Online Safety: What Young People Want Parents to Know

The UK Safer Internet Centre has released findings from a consultation of young people looking at what they think their parents need to understand better about their digital lives. Findings from the consultation of 65 young people aged 11-18 years revealed that parents need to: understand that the internet plays an important and positive role in their lives; allow young people some freedom to build trust and independence.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/5-things-teens-want-parents-know

Support and Guidance for Parents and Carers on Social Media and Online Safety

The NSPCC has launched an updated Net Aware site for parents and carers. The sites includes: tips showing how to help your child block or report someone targeting them; a guide to 39 of the most popular social media sites, apps and games used by children and young people including information about new apps like Pokémon Go, Periscope, IMVU, and Live.ly.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

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