Schools should play a bigger role in preparing children for social media's emotional demands as they move from primary to secondary school, England's children's commissioner says.
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Don't wrap your device yet!
First things first - set it up. Don't wait until Christmas day. If you have games consoles, do yourself a favour and do the updates first. Plug it in and set them it on the home wifi before Christmas day. Often consoles do a huge update when first turned on and user accounts need to be created. On Christmas day you wont have time as the beers, wine will be ready to drink and the turkey will need attention.
When you set up any devices you will want to manage content (the stuff that you don't want the kids to see), spending, screen time and also see some degree of reporting of their activity.
The use of live streaming platforms by online sex offenders is increasing and there is an urgent need to educate children about the risks associated with this new threat, warn child protection experts.
During a recent week of intensification to tackle child sexual exploitation and abuse, police and NCA operations across the UK safeguarded 245 children and arrested 192 people, 18 of whom were in a position of trust. 30% of those cases involved some of the highest harm offences including live streaming, blackmail and grooming.
How to improve cyber security within your organisation (including schools) - quickly, easily and at low cost.
Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 12 steps to take now.
This resource is from Andrew Hall, Safeguarding Specialist.
Safeguarding On A Page
It is really useful to put all your safeguarding procedures onto one page, so that it can be seen at a glance. In the Safeguarding Handbook you can find a suitable flowchart.
The flow chart helps staff (and others) clearly understand what they need to do to raise a concern in your organisation and illustrates what happens next. There is also space to add relevant names and contact details, as well as the Whistleblowing Advice Line phone number. Such a flowchart can be useful addition to a policy document.