Children are spending more time than ever online. As adults, we need to do everything
we can to keep them safe in the digital world. But with new apps, games and
platforms emerging every day, how can you stay in the know?
With all online safety knowledge available at your fingertips, the NOS app empowers parents and teachers to understand and address online safeguarding risks – any time, anywhere.The world’s most comprehensive online safety app, it’s packed with insightful courses, explainer
videos, webinars and guides on topics that will help you protect the kids you care about when they’re online.
Advice During the COVID-19 Lockdowns and Social Isolation
During this period, students will inevitably be spending more time online. Much of this will be positive, but it is still important to be vigilant. Your child should not be using social media whilst studying as this will be an unhelpful and probably the biggest distraction.
Lets Talk About It – Online grooming relating to Radicalisation
Threat of online radicalism nationally has been raised during the Coronavirus crisis. As with other areas of safeguarding, the closure of schools and colleges has increased the chances of young people falling victim to online radicalisation while following the current social distancing rules and quite possible spending more time online. It is important for parents, carers and young people themselves to be aware of the negative influencers and groomers who use the internet, social media and online gaming to spread extreme ideas. Let’s Talk About it –http://www.ltai.info/ – is a Prevent co-ordinated initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The website offers advice and guidance for parents, guardians, carers and the young people themselves to help everyone stay safe from the risk of online radicalisation. The website details possible signs of online radicalisation and what one can do if they have any worries or concerns. It provides practical help and guidance too.
Parents and Students, this page has important information to help keep your child/you safe online.
Blocking People Online
Depending on the platform you’re using, different things happen, but the general rule is that it stops that user from communicating with you.
But when you hit that block button on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or WhatsApp, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are totally hidden from them.