As we move towards the Christmas break, we thought it timely to send a reminder about ways we can work together to keep our young people safe online.
Online safety is a focus of work in a range of subjects and through assemblies at school. You may have heard it mentioned in the national press this week, focusing specifically on the dangers of live streaming: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42224148
We encourage you to have regular conversations with your child about keeping themselves online, to reinforce and revisit messages they hear in school.
The key messages are:
- only link on social media with people you know
- talk to your parents, school and friends if someone you don’t know approaches you online
- never respond to a request for an image (and tell your parents, school or friends)
Information available on our Parental resources page here or at the links below might be helpful to you.
Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.
Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.
Keeping children safe
Find out how you can keep children safe from abuse and other dangers, both online and in the physical world.
Sexting: advice for parents
How to talk to your child about the risks of sexting – and what you can do to protect them.