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The Royal Society For The Prevention Of Accidents (ROSPA) website has advice and information for child safety, including:
plus broader topics for the whole family, such as Gas Safety, Fireworks Safety and Christmas Safety.
Visit their website here
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.
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, 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
The NSPCC website has helpful tips and links to advice to help keep your children safe on the internet:
Online safety | NSPCC
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.
Do you know the recommended ages for Kik, Snapchat and ooVoo?
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.
Parent Zone website has useful information to make the internet work for families. Their 'Digital Parenting' magazine can be read here