Online Safety Video for Parents

The internet is such an integral part of children’s lives these days. It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to, quite literally, a world of information and experiences.

Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are.

We all want to protect your child in the real world and you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Parents and professionals often feel like they are “miles behind” children, when it comes to understanding the internet and social media.

The eAWARE YouTube channel offers a range of video briefings that help us to understand the apps young people are using, the games they are playing and the challenges they face when navigating the online world.think about online safety and start conversations their children. For example this video about the risks involved when using Instagram: 

 

 

Further links 

The thinkuknow website has great advice for parents and professionals as well as age appropriate resources to teach children about online safety.

The NSPCC’s Netaware site provides parents with a guide to the social networks and games that children use most often to help parents explore and understand online life as kids know it.

Multi-agency training 

The LSCB  in association with Safety Net provides face to face training on Safeguarding in a Digital Age – A Practical Guide to Keeping Children Safe Online. these sessions are run throughout the year and can be booked via the Learning Gateway learning.brigthon-hove.gov.uk