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Useful resources for Parents and Carers
The impact of COVID-19 means that most of us will be at home for an extended period and are likely to be spending increasing amounts of time online.
The online world is a necessity for many children in accessing school work and it delivers huge benefits, not least in enabling us to stay connected to family and friends during this period. However, many parents may feel concerned about the content their children are accessing.
Although rare, there is a risk that increased online activity and feelings of stress and isolation may be exploited by negative influences and online groomers of all kinds to target vulnerable children and young people directly.
An understanding of digital safety will help parents and carers safeguard loved ones from a range of harms, whether that’s child sexual exploitation, fraud, or extremist influences seeking to radicalise vulnerable people.
Extremists may use the COVID-19 outbreak to promote hateful views, for example through conspiracy theories blaming a particular group for the virus, or through spreading misinformation regarding these groups’ responses to it.
You can access guidance and support from the Home Office here
Reports of online scares or challenges encouraging harmful or suicidal behaviours can be alarming and confusing. Here the CEOP Education team look at how you can speak to your child about scares and challenges, and how to respond if they have seen one.
This report draws from young people, some with vulnerabilities, in schools across the UKand their thoughts and experiences of sharing self-generated explicit images, videos or live streams, and also the risks associated with doing so.
Members of the BBC's anti-disinformation team offer insider tips on how to verify photos and videos online - so that you can be sure that what you're seeing is reliable.
Being a parent or caregiver in the digital age can be challenging. Here you will find tools and advice to help you 'keep it real online' with your children and young people.