70% of children aged 5-15 have access to a tablet computer at home Children aged 12-15 spend 17.2 hours online The most popular device for getting online is the mobile phone 38% of young people received a sexually explicit text or email 25% have received an offensive sexual image (Statistics from Beatbullying survey/OFCOM surveys)
Webcam feeds can be faked or recorded “snatched or grabbed” Omegle and Chat Roulette often show inappropriate content You don’t always know who you are talking to Information can be passed inadvertently – if you are wearing your school uniform on webcam Sharing personal information can make it easier for someone to track a young person
Never accept people you don’t know and trust in the real world Giving out personal information can be risky Remember webcam feeds can be recorded and faked Don’t webcam with people you don’t know Turn the webcam off after use Delete people that make you feel uncomfortable Know how to report a problem
Sexual communications including pictures and messages over mobile technology “Youth produced sexual image” Sending to young people/adults - Grooming Images or videos generated by children under the age of 18, or of children under the age of 18 that are of a sexual nature or are indecent. This is a CHILD ABUSE IMAGE
Images can be taken and uploaded very easily Permanency Where do the images end up Location based services – facebook messenger “Revenge Porn” Future life and career
Education Act 2011 gave new powers to schools to seize and search an electronic device if there is a good reason to do so. Schools can examine, confiscate and securely store a mobile device if there is a belief that it contains indecent images. Usual safeguarding procedures would be followed in this instance. The police must be informed of an incident like this.
Do not send pictures of yourself to others that you would not be happy for your family to see Do not enable location services on your phone Know who you are sharing things with – who is the audience Know how to report
Know how to set privacy settings on social networking sites “friends” should be people you know and trust in the real world Only post content you are happy with your family seeing Keep personal information private Understand digital footprint – images and location based services Future implications of online behaviour Know how to report