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KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE

 

PHysical Safety 

The Royal Society For The Prevention Of Accidents (ROSPA) website has advice and information for child safety, including:

  • Accidents to Children
  • Household Cleaning Products
  •  Safe at Home - The National Home Safety Equipment Scheme

plus broader topics for the whole family, such as Gas Safety, Fireworks Safety and Christmas Safety.

Visit their website here 

 

 

 Supporting Children Worried About Terrorism

If you're concerned about how a child is feeling following the tragic events in Manchester on Monday 22nd May, you can call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 for advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Advice is available for Parents/Carers via the NSPCC website to help talk to their children about these recent events here

 

 

 

E - Safety

 

Be Share Aware

Just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online.  

Share Aware offers simple, step-by-step advice that will help you have the right conversations with your children about online safety.

To find out more, click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 
 
parents/Carers be aware - omegle

Parents/carers, please be aware of a site named Omegle, a free social networking website in which users are connected with other unknown users at random in order to chat via video, text or audio. This is known as a 'virtual chatroom'. 

Their official website is www.omegle.com but also many additional sites such as Omegle UK and various apps such as 'Chat for Omegle', 'Free Omegle Chat' and 'Omeglers'. 

 

Should I be concerned about Omegle as a parent/carer?

The tagline for Omegle is "Talk to strangers". Chatting to different people online can be fun, but as Omegle acknowledges, there is a strong risk of users encountering sexual content on Omegle. This is not limited to viewing adult sexual content but could also be young people performing sexual acts or exposing themselves.

 

An information booklet has been created to further explain how Omegle works and how to keep your children safe.

It is available to view/download here

 
 
General Online safety

The NSPCC website has helpful tips and links to advice to help keep your children safe on the internet:

Online safety | NSPCC

"The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities.

But how do you keep track of what they’re doing and make sure they’re staying safe?

Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start we’ve got 4 key tips help you:

    • explore the online world together
    • talk to your child about staying safe online
    • manage the software and tools your family use
    • agree rules about what’s ok and what’s not"

 

Visit their website here for further information.

Learn more about video chat and video sharing sites


Video is a great way to stay in contact with family, talk to multiple friends at once or just get creative. Sites and apps like Skype, Omegle and Musical.ly allow children to do just that. Using a webcam, tablet or smartphone, users can share videos and have live, face-to-face conversations with other people online. But there are risks too, including talking to strangers.
Find out more here 

 
Learn more about video chat and video sharing sites

Video is a great way to stay in contact with family, talk to multiple friends at once or just get creative.

Sites and apps like Skype, Omegle and Musical.ly allow children to do just that. Using a webcam, tablet or smartphone, users can share videos and have live, face-to-face conversations with other people online. But there are risks too, including talking to strangers.

Find out more here

It's important that parents and young people understand the dangers involved in using video apps.

The NSPCC new advice page gives information on the latest video chat and video sharing sites, what the risks are, and top tips to help keep children safe online.



No more flaw in the law

The NSPCC have been celebrating as, following their campaign, the Government has now brought Flaw in the Law legislation into force.
As of 3 April 2017, it is now a criminal offence for an adult to send a sexual message to a child.
Learn more here 

 

 

Minimum Ages For Social Media

Do you know the recommended ages for Kik, Snapchat and ooVoo?

A survey by NSPCC revealed that more than half of parents are unaware of social media age minimums and 1 in 5 parents think that there are no age requirements at all.

Visit Net Aware for your guide to the social networks your kids use.

 

 

'Tinder for Teens'

Have you heard of Yellow? A dating style app, users swipe right to like and left to pass on other profiles.

If two users like each other, they can chat and swap images. If you know of a young person who uses Yellow, talk to them about the risks.

Read about Yellow here

  

Digital Parenting

Parent Zone website has useful information to make the internet work for families. Their 'Digital Parenting' magazine can be read here