To help schools, youth groups, police services, libraries and wider run activities for Safer Internet Day, we have created Education Packs, with complementary SID TV films out now. These are tailored for 3-7s, 7-11s, 11-14s, 14-18s and parents and carers, along with some guidance for educators.
Useful resources for Parents and Carers
What sort of password ensures optimal security? This is the maths behind setting a genuinely strong password
What is the legal position when it comes to videos and photographs of school events? Are schools able to impose a blanket ban?
And if you ignore the school’s policy, what legal action can they take against you? Can you also ask a picture posted on social media featuring your child to be taken down?
Here’s guidance, from a solicitor at DAS Law.
In more simple terms; You don't have the right to share images of other people's children and you should be mindful there will be children who will be at risk of harm if their image is shared online.
More on this subject can be found here
We all want to do the right thing online. Here’s how.
Sexual images or videos of under 18s are illegal. It doesn’t matter how old the person looks, this is the law. No ifs, no buts.
You can be prosecuted for taking, making, sharing and possessing sexual images of under 18s, even if you thought that they looked older.
A Children’s Commissioner report into the collection and
sharing of children’s data. November 2018
Our digital wellbeing can be influenced by the choices we make online, the content we see, the interactions we have with others and even how long we spend engaging with technology and the internet. Reports have found that those who spend extended amounts of time online are more likely to see upsetting content, receive abusive comments or send abuse to others.
Click below to find out how you can support your child at different ages of their life with their digital wellbeing: