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For students and parents
It is important to help your children understand the following areas:
-Opinions – such as what they like and don’t like
-What they are doing
-Pictures of themselves
-Information about themselves – such as their name and where they live
-Videos and music
You can help your child share safely by teaching them to:
Loopholes – even if you have set controls, your child may be accessing the internet through other sources. Many phones can access the internet through Wifi, which could be available on your street and picked up for free. Accessing someone else’s Wifi may mean that your safety settings no longer apply.
Monitor and filter websites based on categories and auto enablement of Safe Search.
Monitor and filter Online TV by show rating and block inappropriate YouTube clips.
Monitor music downloaded through iTunes and limit access to explicit content.
Limit online interactions with popular games and restrict access to gaming websites.
Monitor or block instant messaging applications and online chat rooms.
Monitor postings on social network sites for personal information or block social networking sites.
Choose to block email, allow it with only approved contacts, or allow unrestricted email.
Smart, informative reports of online activity with summary reports sent to your inbox.
Text Message, Email or Phone alerts when someone visits inappropriate content.
Choose the times of the day that the Internet is available or set a total time that can be spent online.
Change your settings anytime from anywhere using only your web browser.
Setup monitoring and filtering policies for each user.
Sending threatening emails or intimidating someone
Posting hurtful comments on someone's profile/ amending their profile
Saying nasty things in chat and instant messaging
Ganging up on another player or excluding them
Making prank calls, nasty texts and photo messages
Making people do things on webcams that upset them
Ganging up on someone, excluding someone, making hurtful comments
Get Safe Online recently launched a new awareness campaign targeted at parents and other adults responsible for children's safety.
With the internet being such a fascinating place for our kids (but also, sadly, a minefield), it's essential that parents are not only familiar with the ins and outs of their children's digital world, but know to how engage with them on the subject ... and feel comfortable in doing so. Talking to them positively and progressively, rather than using strong-arm tactics. Mixed in with one or more of the many tech solutions open to them these days.
CEOP today warned of a concerning rise in the use of webcam by sex offenders to blackmail children and young people online.
We’re asking schools and youth organisations to run assemblies to raise awareness amongst young people of this type of crime.
We want all young people to know that if they are being threatened online, if they’ve shared something they regret, it’s never too late to get help.
Young people might feel like there is no way out but they can always report to CEOP online at www.thinkuknow.co.uk or visiting the CEOP Safety Centre.
CEOP works with a wide-range of organisations both nationally and internationally to promote children’s online safety.
Recently, to mark Social Media Day on 30th June, we worked with the British Council to develop an infographic to help parents and carers keep their children safe online. It highlights 5 golden rules for parents and carers to follow and emphasises the importance of staying involved in your children’s activities on social media sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.