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Online Safety

Children are accessing technology and the internet at a younger age than ever before. It’s never too early to talk to your child about what they do online and who to tell if they come across anything online that makes them feel worried, scared or sad.

The following activity packs are from Thinkuknow - an education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 4-18 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.

Social Media

Internet Matters have put together a briefing for parents/carers on staying safe online. Please find it here: How to deal with social media issues kids face online | Internet Matters

Livestreaming and online video apps

Children and teenagers are likely to be spending more time on livestreaming and video apps because of coronavirus. While many children will be using livestreaming or video apps to talk to friends or family they can’t see in person, some children may be talking to people they don’t know or sharing personal information without realising. The NSPCC have got advice to help you understand the risks and keep them safe.