New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within schools and in their lives outside school. The internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. It is important however, that children and young people know the risks involved and know how to effectively deal with them.
The website for parents and carers is now live at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents. The new site offers a completely refreshed suite of articles and guidance on all aspects of child internet safety.
You can visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ parents to access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off.
Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful sexual attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; supporting a child who has been sexually abused; and dealing with a range of online issues such as sending nude selfies and viewing pornography.
Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations.
You can also use the website to access the CEOP Safety Centre:
www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre where they can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP.
Please find below some helpful resources both for you as a parent/carer to help ensure that your child remains safe online.
- E-Safety Parents Evening Presentation
- E-Safety Leaflet for Parents
- ELSPA Good Online Gaming Guide
- Advice for Parents on Cyberbullying