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Stay safe on-line

Keeping young people safe when they are on-line is a challenge for everyone. Follow our tips and you may save yourself and youryoung person some heartache and trouble.

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  • Online safety applies to all types of devices – PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, e-readers and online gaming
  • As technology becomes more portable, set guidelines for where your child could/should use their device
  • Treat online safety in the same way as you would offline safety such as stranger danger, crossing the road etc.
  • Set up internet security so children can’t access websites with adult and inappropriate content
  • Don’t write anything online that you wouldn’t say in person.  Comments made on social media and/or public web pages/forums could reflect badly on your child
  • Cyber bullying should be treated in the same way as other forms of bullying; contact your child’s school to agree a plan for dealing with it
  • Be aware that “sexting” increasingly involves younger children, some as young as 10
  • Try to establish a system which allows your child to take to you about anything they feel uncomfortable about online

 

Things to Discuss 

  • Where it is acceptable to use your portable device? Bedroom? School?
  • Who should you talk to if you feel uncomfortable about something you have seen online? e.g. parent, teacher or other responsible adult
  • Don’t spend too long online; make sure you get some physical exercise every day
  • Keep passwords safe – don’t write them down and change them regularly
  • What personal information is it appropriate to post online?
  • How do you report cyber bullying? Take a screen grab of any posts so these can be seen at a later date if needed.
  • How do you know the people you are talking to online, are who you think they are?
  • What is the difference between a ‘real life’ friend and an ‘online friend’.
  • Is it ever sensible to meet up with an online friend?

 

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Other Sources of Information 

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation www.lucyfaithfull.org

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre www.ceop.police.uk

 Think U Know www.thinkuknow.co.uk


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  • Braidwood Trust School for the Deaf
  • Bromford Rd, Birmingham,
  • West Midlands
  • United Kingdom
  • B36 8AF
  • Tel: 0121 464 5558
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