Online Safety Resource
4 steps you can take to help children stay safer Online
For families: #OnlineSafetyAtHome packs
#OnlineSafetyAtHome packs from ThinkUKnow are still available for you to share with parents and carers to use at home. These include fun activities, conversation starters and practical tips on topics such as:
- Sharing images
- Watching videos
- Live streaming
- Cyber security (developed in partnership with the National Cyber Security Centre)
Social Media and Mental Health Bitesize Resource
O2 NSPCC Online Safety Booklet
Child online safety during lockdown: where to report
Stay Safe Online Activities for Children and Parents: Thinkuknow Resources
- Receive a fortnightly #OnlineSafetyAtHome email with new home activity packs. Each pack will contain simple 15-minute activities you can do at home with your child using our Thinkuknow resources. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets
- Thinkuknow Parents Helpsheets
- Thinkuknow website for guidance and support with keeping children safe online.
- ClickCEOP – This provides children with a direct route to report online sexual abuse if they feel they do not have a trusted adult to go to.
Managing mental health and wellbeing: advice for families
The following two articles explore how parents and carers can support their child’s mental health, and highlight things they can do to manage the wellbeing challenges of family life under lockdown:
- Surviving family life under lockdown
- Where can your child get mental health support online during lockdown
Keeping children safe online over the holidays
No doubt you’ll be working with a young person who has asked for some form of internet-enabled tech for Christmas.
Check out ThinkuKnow for tips on how you can make sure that young people are safer online, over the Christmas period and beyond.
What parents can do:
- The Internet of Things: 9 ways of making your connected home more secure
- Seasonal Netiquette: 5 new parenting rules for screen time and tech when families gather (Parent Info)
Parent’s Guide to tech
From laptops to mobile phones to smart TVs, this link will give you lots of guidance and help in choosing what to purchase and what you need to be aware of: