Online safety for parents
Peter Cowley, our Lead Adviser for Online Services and Safety has put together two incredibly useful short videos for parents on keeping their children safe online. Please make sure that these are shared with parents, either through your website or other communication routes. These will be particularly useful over the Easter period, when parents are allowing children more freedom. bit.ly/afcsaferathome
Peter has also produced some Supplementary safeguarding advice for schools considering web conferencing or live streaming to maintain continuity with students which can be found here.
There are useful resources for professionals, children and young people, parents and carers that can be utilised to ensure that children are safeguarding online. It is important to remember that children and young people utilise the internet differently depending on their age, gender, sexuality, ethnic background or religious/cultural beliefs.
More information on safeguarding children online:
Sexting - Sexting describes the use of technology to generate images or videos made by children under the age of 18 of other children; images that are of a sexual nature and are indecent.
Other useful resources:
Watch an excellent film by Peter Cowley, AfC's esafety lead on what schools need to know about helping young people cope with the pressures of social media.
Resources for parents, carers and professionals to support
online safety and gaming: what to do if you are worried
(pdf 219 KB) (Source: Kingston & Richmond Safeguarding Children's Partnership)
Top 3 tips for parents and carers for safeguarding children
online (Source: Kingston & Richmond Safeguarding Children's Partnership)
LSCB ONLINE SAFETY
Parental Controls on Children's Devices
This is a pretend "credit card" with advice for parents and carers about adding security settings to common devices. Information on how to add parental controls to a child's device. Please download here.