Children and young people’s lives have changed dramatically because of the coronavirus. With social distancing measures and schools closing to most pupils, children will be spending more time at home and online.
While the internet is a great way for children and young people to stay in touch with their friends and keep busy during lockdown, it can also bring risks. Now more than ever it’s important to talk to your child about staying safe online and about the apps and sites they are using.
Further to the safeguarding newsletters shared termly by the school, we would like to share the resources offered on the NSPCC website.
Please take the time to visit the NSPCC website which has a fantastic array of resources to help. The link to the website can be found here.
Topics covered are:
- Screen time
- Live streaming and video apps
- Social media safety
- Starting a conversation about online safety
- How could my child feel about talking about online safety
There are also free parent webinars available. Webinars are delivered by experienced NSPCC staff. Topics include; understanding the risks and benefits of being online for children; practical things you can do to help your children stay safe online and; knowledge of the tools and resources that can help.
If you have any concerns regarding online safety, please do contact firstname.lastname@example.org