Child Sexual Exploitation
The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect, opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But how do parents keep track of what they’re doing and make sure they are staying safe?
The NSPCC recommend the following 4 tips to helping your child to keep safe:
Explore the online world together;
Talk to your child about staying safe online;
Manage the software and tools your family use;
Agree rules about what is ok and what is not.
To reduce risk, parents need to be aware of the risks that unsupervised access to social media can pose. The following clips on YouTube are useful to share with your child to help them understand potential risks:
NCA-CEOP Command-Who are you really talking to online?
Lucy and the Boy-Be Share Aware.
CEOP Primary KS2 Jigsaw
The following website is great for parents to keep you in the know about what your child is actually accessing online:
If, as a parent, you use social media, keep in mind that your own online activity can pose risks to your children. The app “Take this lollipop may make you think twice before you share.