NPSCC - Share Aware
See below to download a parent's guide for top tips on how to be share aware and how to talk to your child about staying safe online.
E-safety is not just about keeping your child safe from reading upsetting things about themselves, their friends or their families or keeping them physically safe and avoiding cyber-bullying but also from seeing images and content which will stay with them for ever - "pictures in the mind".
Useful sources of information
CEOP - Child Exploitation and On-line Safety - Children are taught to report any concerns they have by clicking on the link see their page in the Children's Area of our website - and is a useful source of information.
Keeping up to date with what your children are doing online can seem daunting. Technology is constantly advancing and sometimes parents feel that their children know more about the internet than they do.
Whatever their age, we can help you to find out more about what they might be doing online and give you some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible.
Other useful sites are:
Unsafe sites for your child include:
- "Let's Play" - children would be able to view games being played that you wouldn't ever buy for them such as "Grand Auto Theft" which is extremely violent and includes scenes of a sexual nature.
- "Movie Star Planet" and "Star Dolls" - used to groom girls in particular
- "Weeworld / Muzy" - cyberbullying
If you would like further support in setting parent controls on the internet at home, click the following link. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/