Keeping up to date with how young people are using this amazing new technology is challenging but it is vital that we do ensure their safety. Therefore, we have added some guidance below for parents. If you need any more advice please speak to your child’s Head of Year or Year Manager.
Greater Manchester Police have launched a new campaign – It’s Not OK to highlight the growing concerns about the sexual exploitation of children in the area. The associated website www.itsnotokay.co.uk provides invaluable information.
More information can be found at Childnet.
Parents can visit the following sites to provide information and guidance on how best to support their children.
A guide on how to set up parental controls on your home internet. This help website covers the 4 major providers. http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls
CEOP Website. A wealth of information for parents focused on keeping children safe. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/Parentsold/
A light-hearted, short cartoon from the NSPCC highlighting the dangers of sending explicit photos http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/
Digital parenting guide produced by Vodaphone. http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html
Common Sense Media is a US based website which reviews video games, films, and books and gives parents guidance on their suitability for particular age groups. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/