Please click on the links below to see how we can all support children to stay safe on line
Click here: https://www.net-aware.org.uk to find out the up-to-date information on online apps and games.
Click here: https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/schools/keeping-children-safe-in-education-caspar-briefing for up-to-date information on how schools, parents and carers can work together to keep children safe online.
A new classification of online risk includes the 4Cs
The new CO:RE 4Cs classification recognises that online risks arise when a child:
At SASF we are committed to developing an understanding of E-safety for both children and parents and carers. This covers both Internet based technologies and electronic devices such as mobile phones and wireless technology. We are keen to make children aware of both the benefits and risks of new technology.
SASF achieves this by ensuring that:
It is important that parents and carers speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. It’s essential to be realistic. Banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today.
Other useful websites include:
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) is often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
The “Thinkuknow” website offers parents and carers advice about online safety.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
National Online Safety as numerous parent guides to support parents keeping their children safe on popular online games, Apps and websites
Many online platforms have community and behaviour standards that set out how their service operates – the ICO’s Children’s code says that these policies should be accessible to parents and children.
These policies also set out what you can expect if users don’t follow behaviour or community standards. Internet Matters’ advice page includes a list of the community standards from the most popular social media sites, live streaming platforms and gaming apps.
Talk to your children to explain what is expected of them and their friends in online spaces. You should show them how to report any unacceptable behaviour they see or experience. ChildNet has a helpful guide showing you how to report on some of the most frequently used platforms.
The Children’s code states that online services should set privacy at high by default. Children can change these settings, so talk with your child about keeping their privacy set to high. This gives them more control over who they share their data with, and who can engage with them online.
If you’re unhappy with how an organisation has handled your complaint, you have the right to raise a concern. We believe that the organisation responsible should deal with it. We expect them to take your concern seriously and work with you to try to resolve it.
Our world-leading Children’s code plays a vital role in helping to make the internet a safer place for young people. The code is clear - companies need to ensure their policies and standards are upheld.
If online platforms and services don’t actively uphold or enforce their own rules and conditions, then you have the right to make a complaint to the ICO.