Presentation on theme: "It’s All About…ME!!! Staying Safe both on and offline!"— Presentation transcript:
It’s All About…ME!!! Staying Safe both on and offline!
It’s all about… Keeping yourself safe Managing new online friends Spotting risks of grooming Minimising dangerous situations Understanding adult concerns Following advice
It’s all about… Keeping yourself safe Managing new online friends Spotting risks of grooming Minimising dangerous situations Understanding adult concerns Following advice Helping children to take responsibility for their own safety
Why? Children know how to stay safe online, yet still choose to ignore advice Don’t understand the dangers Lack experience in balancing risk Feel invincible! Tired of hearing parents / teachers saying “Don’t do that!” NB - May contain scenes that upset / shock
What do you think? Tell a friend What are the issues? How did that make you feel? What makes you say that? Sound familiar?
How many of you have an online friend that you don’t physically know? How many of your parents know about this friend? Why not?
Key Parenting Moments? Family evening watching tv Katie leaving the house Parenting messages at end
How can we help? Develop trust by talking calmly and without blame – discussing issues Understand “teenage” pressures “It must be tough to be the only one not on Facebook…” “You must wish that we didn’t take this so seriously…” “You know how sensible you are…” Share concerns “The thing is that none of us know who anyone is online.” “I’m worried about…” Discuss risks and safeguards “So how can we come up with a solution that works for both of us?”
How could Katie have kept herself safe? Talked to friends Talked to parents Not gone out alone Not gone at all Not accepted friend requests from someone she didn’t know Not posted personal information publicly …
What to look out for Key risk indicators include: going missing for periods of time or regularly returning home late regularly missing school or not taking part in education appearing with unexplained gifts or new possessions having older boyfriends or girlfriends mood swings or changes in emotional well being changes in behaviour
Who can help? Parents Teachers Mrs Whitcombe Childline 0800 1111 Childline childline.org.uk Avira SocialShield www.socialshield.comwww.socialshield.com Local Safeguarding Children’s Board www.solihull.gov.uk/staysafe www.solihull.gov.uk/staysafe