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1 Online safety for parents and carers How to support your children to stay safe online

2 What we will cover Benefits and risks of children using technology Understand risk, including cyberbullying, inappropriate content and grooming How parent/carers can support their children to keep safe online 2

3 What are young people doing online?

4 What are young people really doing?

5 What site it is doesn’t matter! What matters is what that site is used for: – Talking with friends and socializing – Meeting new people and building their adult social group – Sharing creative output and receiving feedback – Learning and building skills – Asking questions and testing boundaries – Playing games and having fun – Consuming products and downloading

6 Over to you… What do YOU think are the risks to children online? Where’s Klaus?

7 Types of risk CommerceContent ConductContact Cyberbullying

8 Commerce Spam – not all Spam ends up in the Spam bin – does your child know how to recognise Spam? In-App and Online purchases Spyware and Malware – shouldiremoveit.comshouldiremoveit.com Pop ups and scam websites Identify Theft

9 Content Adult content Hurtful and harmful content Reliable information Illegal downloading Know what illegal content is accidentaloutlaw.knowthenet.org.uk accidentaloutlaw.knowthenet.org.uk

10 Conduct – digital footprint watch?v=JJfw3xt4emY Orange – Digital Dirt Respect and manners Who can view their content? Keep their personal information safe Reporting – tell someone you trust!

11 Contact – Don’t take risks Online friends Grooming Sexting Has someone acted inappropriately towards your child online? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes them feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up

12 Cyberbullying Survey young people from 14 primary schools 24% smart phone/70% computer use alone 16% Facebook page 6% message from a stranger suggesting you meet up 28% unpleasant message on computer/ 19% on phone 17% said they had been cyberbullied Try to get round blocks? Never 48% 8% sometimes, 5% often.

13 Cyberbullying: It’s different hours a day Anonymous and therefore more threatening Easier to join in Evidence

14 Cyberbullying can break the law An 18 year old girl from Worcestershire was sentenced to 3 months in a young offender institution for posting death threats on Facebooko Sending sexual photos on your phone or computer is a criminal offence However police will always try to avoid prosecution of young people

15 Supporting your child with cyberbullying Listening and not judging in case they are partly to blame Involve them in solutions Don’t join in or retaliate (you and them) Don’t respond and keep evidence as appropriate (you and your child) Talk to the school or setting Report to the provider, remove, block etc. Consider whether to report further

16 How to be a better on line parent Being a parent on line involves exactly the same skills you just need a bit of technical know how

17 Getting the technical know how

18 Getting the technical know how

19 Getting the technical know how

20 And finally……… Talking about e-safety and cyberbullying in schools is great, talking about it in the home is even better Don’t forget the benefits!

21 Parent/carer E-safety session This activity was created by Jeremy Day and Jo Brown of Oxfordshire County Council Youth Engagement and Opportunities for Safer Internet Day 2015 with the support of the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board and may be freely used and reproduced with attribution


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