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Please click the link below to view the latest parents online safety newsletter, which contains information about Safer Internet Day, Musical.ly, NSPCC guidance on parental controls and talking to children about terrorism.
Poole Local Offer
The above link takes you directly to details of the Poole local offer
The NSPCC website contains a lot of useful information about radicalisation. It also contains information on a wide range of other safeguarding issues.
Poole’s Family Information Service provides details of childcare, services and activities
PACE is the leading national charity working with parents and carers of sexually exploited children. For more information about this issue and the support they offer, click here: http://paceuk.info/
Share Aware, from NSPCC and O2, gives parents all the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their child about staying safe online. Under 20% of parents discuss online safety regularly with their children but we want to get every family talking about their child’s life online, just as they would their day at school.
Parents can sign up to the Icebreaker email series and become an expert in their child’s online world in 6 weeks, follow our four simple steps to keeping kids safe online, watch our film ‘Safety advice from a 10 year old’ or visit Net Aware – our guide to your child’s social networks apps and games.
The internet is a great place for kids to be, being Share Aware makes it safer.
Children’s engagement with the internet and social media
The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking into how well children are prepared to engage with the internet. Findings include: opaque and lengthy social media terms and conditions mean children unknowingly waive privacy rights; a Mumsnet survey of nearly 900 parents of children aged 2-18 showed that 73% were concerned about their children accessing inappropriate material online, 49% were worried about their child oversharing personal information, and 41% felt they needed more advice to make informed decisions about their children’s online use. Recommendations include: a champion for children’s rights online is needed to enforce their rights with social media companies; an obligatory digital citizenship programme for 4 to 14 year-olds should be set up.
Source: Children’s Commissioner for England Date: 04 January 2017
Film warning about online grooming
Leicestershire Police has made its film to raise awareness of the dangers of online grooming publicly available. Based on the story of teenager Kayleigh Haywood, the film highlights how quickly and easily children can be groomed online without them or those around them knowing it is happening. Kayleigh’s love story is available to watch online in eight different versions, including a signed version, and audio described version and versions translated into five languages. It has previously been shown to schoolchildren aged 11 and above in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in controlled screenings by specially trained officers.
Source: Leicestershire Police Date: 03 January 2017
Further information: Kayleigh’s love story