The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But how do you keep track of what they do on-line? How do you keep your child safe?
The NSPCC has teamed up with O2 and you can call them for help.
Help-line phone: 0808 800 5002
High Schools tell us that issues that start on social media can quickly become everyday issues at school. It is happening more and more every year.
Children's online world - in numbers*
During the Summer Term of 2019, Year 6 Digital Leaders carried out a pupil survey. They asked Key Stage 2 pupils lots of questions but below is a flavour of the data it generated:
...and now the good news
We teach children to recognise this symbol. You can also click the CEOP report button to contact online police.
Please remind your children that if they are using DB Primary they can click the whistle to report problems or concerns...... see the example screen shot below:
From Facebook and Instagram to Snapchat and Tumblr Net Aware is a simple no-nonsense guide for parents from the NSPCC and O2. It can tell you about the most popular social media, apps and games that kids use. Below are just a few social networking sites. Why not explore the site and ask your children what they use?
Instagram is a picture and video sharing app. Users can post content and use hashtags (#) to share with others.
Snapchat is an app that lets you send a photo or short video to your friends.
WhatsApp is a freeware, cross-platform and end-to-end encrypted instant messaging application for smartphones. It uses the Internet to make voice calls, one to one video calls; send text messages, images, GIF, videos, documents, user location, audio files, phone contacts and voice notes.
YouTube is a place to watch, create and share videos. Videos include things like music, animation, online blogs and TV clips.
Facebook is a social network, which lets you create a page about yourself.
Minecraft is a game that lets you build and create a virtual world using building blocks.