It may feel awkward, but it's important to explain to children the risks of sexting, how to stay safe and remind them that they can talk to you if something ever makes them feel scared or uncomfortable.
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This draft document explores key questions in the form of a checklist to help educational settings ensure the maximum impact of online safety sessions.
The guidance highlights a range of resources which can be used to support educational setting to develop a whole setting approach towards online safety in line with national guidance. The document can be used to facilitate conversations between educational settings and external visitors to develop children and young people’s digital literacy skills and parental awareness.
When your children go to secondary school, there's a big shift in how they use their phones and social media.
One mum felt "overwhelmed" but has found a way to keep her daughter's trust and to keep her daughter safe.
The Education Safeguarding Team have updated the Kent Online Safety policy template and supporting guidance for September 2017.
Melissa Zimdars is an assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. When she saw her students referencing questionable sources, she created and shared a document with them of how to think about sources, as well as a list of misleading, satirical and fake sites.
Parental advice on contacting social media sites
It’s so easy for young people to share online, that sometimes they might post something and wish that they hadn’t.
If your child has posted something that they regret on to Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, ooVoo or another site, you should advise them to delete it from their account as quickly as they can.