Many of our young people spend an ever increasing amount of time in a 'virtual world'. The internet presents us with multiple fantastic opportunities for new experiences, learning, socialising and increasing our social circle; but it also brings with it new and evolving risks.
The old measures that we used to put in place, like having the computer in familiy rooms are now not enough, with Smart phones being readily available to many young people.
Below are some charities and organisations that provide advice and support to families worried about online safety. Clicking on the logo will take you directly to the site.
ThinkUKnow is a national program delivering online child safety information in schools and organisations to parents, carers, teachers and students from the first year of school to Year 12. The ThinkUKnow program gives parents, carers, teachers and students information on how to stay safe online.
Online safety It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe
The primary purpose of Association of Adult and Child Online Safety Specialists is to ensure the delivery of high quality education, advice and support to all schools around online safety – keeping children safer online. This link will take you to the Parents Page.
From age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, you’ll find a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.
Traci Good provides online safety training and support and guidance for professionals, students, parents and community groups, nationally and internationally. Her training has been approved and accredited by Derby City and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Boards. There are lots of links to further support on her website.