Thinking about buying your child a new smartphone, tablet, gaming system, or laptop this holiday season? Here are some downloadable cards to include with their gift.
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"Facebook is the world's largest social network with more than 400 million people chatting and sharing their lives. It's important for parents to understand how social networks work so that you can help your child to stay safe online. But you might also be on Facebook and need a bit of help. With so many applications, external services and friend requests to deal with, keeping the right information private is becoming even more important."
Leading online safety experts have pulled together pragmatic advice for parents on sexting: "A Parents Guide to dealing with Sexting: what to do and how to handle it". This follows on from a high level of demand from schools and parents and compliments the advice that they produced earlier in the year 'Sexting in schools - A toolkit. What to do and how to handle it'.
See the resource here.
'As Facebook's popularity among teens is starting to wane, you might be wondering what the new "it" social network is. But the days of a one-stop shop for all social networking needs are over. Instead, teens are dividing their attention between an array of apps and tools that let them write, share, video chat, and even shop for the latest trends.'
Read more at CommonSense Media.
The Underwear Rule campaign
'Parents and carers can have simple conversations to help keep children safe from sexual abuse
We believe that everyone has a role to play to help prevent the sexual abuse of children and are encouraging parents and carers to teach their children the Underwear Rule to help them stay safe.
It's not an easy subject, but simple conversations can help keep children safe from sexual abuse.' View the NSPCC resource here.
A brief CEOP video on Youtube that outlines some of the challenges and dangers for adoptive parents in terms of their children's use of social media.