This guide features what children do online, the threat of online strangers and how to ensure a healthy balance between Internet use, your children’s online privacy, digital security, and more on online safety to mention.
A new Parent Info article explores how Tik Tok works, the parental controls available, and how they can help their child to stay safer on the platform.
In response to the lockdown, Catch22 has produced a video aimed directly at children and young people, given that we know they will be spending many hours a day on their devices and they are coming into contact with fewer adults who might otherwise have the opportunity to help safeguard them. You may already have seen the video (attached) as it has been shared with commissioners, across Catch22 social media nationally and a copy was even requested by the Met Police.
You will see that the messages are in the form of abbreviations and emojis which will be familiar to many young people but perhaps less so to parents and professionals.
One of my favourite online safety videos is called ‘Where’s Klaus?’*, in which the boy’s mother keeps opening the door to various unsuitable people from ‘The Internet’. It’s nearly ten years old now, but the message is still very relevant today.
A new campaign from the New Zealand Government has just launched and four videos have been created to get the message home, illustrating the different challenges for parents online.
The videos can be found here:
Online Bullying: https://www.keepitrealonline.govt.nz/online-bullying/
Online Grooming: https://www.keepitrealonline.govt.nz/online-grooming/
Inappropriate Content: https://www.keepitrealonline.govt.nz/controls-and-settings/
More information here: You can find the videos and resources here: https://www.keepitrealonline.govt.nz/
*Where’s Klaus can be found on YouTube here: