We have collected some resources which might help give your some guidance about Online Safety at this time.
Everything is now ONLINE. Schooling, working, even Church! But have you considered how this might effect your family, or how to keep the kids, and yourself, safe whilst using the internet?
ThinkUKnow.co.uk has some amazing activities for different age groups to learn about Online Safetey. They are FREE and easy to download and complete at home.
Rule number 1. If it doesn't seem right - don't click!
I'm no good with technology!
Don't worry! There are tonnes of resources out there to help you and guide you with using the internet. Think.co.uk also has some Parent/Helper guides. But it's important to remember, if you get emails, texts, facebook messages or WhatsApp messages that seem off, contain spelling mistakes, have links that don't match the page you are on, - block and report them immediately!
Rule number 2. Never share your details unless you are SURE it is secure
This can be tricky. Usually scammers will ask you to give your bank details over the phone, text or through apps like Facebook etc. NEVER, and I repeat, NEVER give out your bank details unless you are positive the bank is contacting you. If it is your bank contacting you and you're not sure it's them - CALL THEM STRAIGHT AWAY. Banks have customer service centre's set up to help support you, and protect you from scammers.
Rule number 3. Monitor what your family engages with
This doesn't being nosey! But it is important to not just hand children technology with no rules. They are connected to the whole world through a few clicks, it is vital that you keep a conversation going around what people are doing on their technology to keep children and young adults safe from trolls, online scammers, and abusers.
With apps like Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and Snapchat, children are constantly uploading images of themselves to the internet. It's important for you to make sure they have appropriate PRIVACY SETTINGS in order that they are not taken advantage of.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Listing/?cat=66,67,68,69,70,72&ref=4765#mMain We want you to connect with us through social media and our websites, but we want you to be SAFE!