A vast majority of students have mobile phones with cameras, internet access and social networking accounts. This can be a recipe for disaster if not used appropriately, both inside and outside school. It is important that you discuss with your child appropriate use of phones, cameras and social networking sites to avoid incidents of bullying and inappropriate behaviour.
This website encourages everyone to take some time out to learn more about internet safety and to make sure that their computer is properly protected. It has lots of useful tips about online shopping and identity theft.
A parent’s guide to different technologies:
- Gaming devices
- Internet-enabled devices
This websites offers parents advice in how to recognise the signs and support their child if they are been Cyber Bullied.
This website provides a unique, interactive guide to help you keep up to date with how children use the Internet and how you can support them in keeping safe. It is produced by ChildNet International.
The NSPCC website has a section for parents with advice on Internet safety.
A site from Ofcom offering advice on how to keep children safe when using location based services on mobile phones.
This website, from Vodafone UK, provides information on common technologies that young people use today, along with a range of advice on how to protect your family online and when using mobile phones.
This website, from ChildNet International, gives some useful advice on social networking, which lots of young people use on a daily basis.
Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.
Whatever their age, we can help you to find out more about what your children might be doing online and give you some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible.
Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.