In this growing age of technology and online communication, it is becoming increasingly difficult for children to keep safe online. Here are some links with advice on ways to achieve this – as well as some information of some of these potential dangers.
Gaming and Social Media are two places where it has been found, if not used safely, children can be at particular risk. As well as the risk to exposure to inappropriate content, unwanted contact, cyberbullying and online grooming, recent research has found that both (if not used safely) can have a significantly negative impact on a child’s emotional and mental well-being – including social pressures, impacting their views on how they should behave and what they should value.
Here are some parent guides on specific games and social media sites.
Social Media & Mental Health
Friends & Followers
Social Pressures – Appearances
Social Pressures – Friends & Followers
Social Pressures – Likes
Social Pressures – Influencers
Conversation Starters & Short Tips:
Conversation Starters: Online Safety
Conversation Starters: Mental Health
Conversation Starters: Online Content
12 Social Media Tips
12 Smartphone Tips
9 Children’s Devices Tips
14 Ways to be Kind Online
12 Devices in the Home Tips
Online Content – 10 ways to keep safe
Useful E-safety links for children:
Key Stage 1:https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/
Key Stage 2:https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/
If something or someone is making you feel uncomfortable or upset online and you feel it needs to be reported please follow the links below (please talk to an adult you trust first):