Every day, 4.5 billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook, 95 million pieces of content are shared on Instagram and 144 billion emails are sent. Therefore it is more important than ever to keep your child safe online.
Guidance from the NSPCC regarding keeping your child safe online can be found in the following document.
Musical.ly and Live.ly
There have been numerous cases of children being subject to inappropriate and explicit chat on both Musical.ly and Live.ly. If your child accesses either of these school would recommend that it is done so under your supervision at all times.
Using the net aware website, which has been set up by O2 and the NSPCC you are able to search for any apps that your child may be using in order to get an explanation of what that app is and unbiased reviews on the app including the safety of it.
The Cloud and O2 wifi are both public wifi and both include automatic parental controls.
For guidance on how to set up parental controls on Android devices please click on the link.
For guidance on how to set up parental controls on Apple devices please click on the link.
If you have any concerns at all that your child may be involved in sexting please make an appointment to speak to Mrs. Robinson as soon as possible.
Please be aware that all of the following actions are breaking the law:
Taking explicit photos of themselves or a friend.
Sharing explicit images
Possessing, downloading or storing explicit images.
Persistent sexting can be criminalized and result in a child being placed on the sex offenders register, even if the photos are of themselves.
For online advice about E-safety please follow the link.
Doncaster child sexual exploitation and trafficking team
This video provides an example of what child sexual exploitation can look like.
If you would like advice from Doncaster CSE team, please call: 01302737777
UK council for child Internet safety
The NSPCC, CEOP and the police plus many other agencies have worked together to form the UK council for child Internet safety. They have produced parental guidance regarding the use of social media.