The Parents’ Guide to Teaching your Teen Online Safety.
Here's the full guide for your reference: https://www.mytutor.co.uk/blog/parents/the-parents-guide-to-teaching-your-teen-online-safety/
Please see the leaflet below from Northumberland Police regarding TikTok guidance.
Squid Game (Netflix)
There has been a lot of media reports this week about Netflix's Squid Game. This is currently the most watched show in 90 countries and nearly all episodes of the '15' rated show contain violent and gruesome scenes. The Safeguarding Partnership has received some important information around the potential risks posed to children and young people from this show and some top tips to keeping children and young people safe. In addition, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP) have produced some information for parents / carers.
In addition there is further information about managing specific websites and challenges from here:
More information from CEOP: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/theres-a-viral-scare-online-what-should-i-do/
The below link takes you to a guide which offers lots of valuable information such as how technology use has changed over the years and the impact of COVID-19 on screen time use and digital behaviours. This guide gives us a better understanding of on-screen addictions and how our devices affect our brains and change our behaviours. It even provides helpful tips and useful advice for tackling device addiction, managing gadgets and internet use, and creating healthier digital habits.
The app 'Frog' has been brought to our attention, it should be strongly discouraged for primary aged students as it is a 15+ rating. Common Sense Media has a good overview explaining why it is inapproriate.
Now that we are learning remotely for the coming weeks, we recognise that this may create some challenges in terms of children and their electronic devices. There are a few websites below which may help parents and carers with topics such as deciding whether materials are appropriate and filtering broadband.
Information on Parental Controls:
Filtering guidance for home broadband:
Privacy and Safety Checklists - a new booklet that has recently been launched in relation to Netflix:
Common Sense Media - helps parents decide if programmes etc. are appropriate:
Vodaphone Digital Parenting Magazine:
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