Dealing with COVID-19: new articles for parents and carers

To help families through lockdown and social distancing, new articles on Parent Info tackle some of the key issues they are experiencing, including:

 

 

Online Safety

Childnet:https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

The internet provides a space for children and young people to communicate, explore, laugh and learn. There are lots of ways parents and carers can support them in doing these things safely.  Childnet has resources to help parents and carers with practical tips and advice.

 

Think you know :https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

Think you know offer advice, and home activity packs during the Covid-19 including simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will be spending more time online at home.

 

E-Safety:  https://www.esafety-adviser.com/  – 

#DITTO is a free online safety (e-safety) magazine in PDF format for schools, organizations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology.  Please see a Youtube clip (https://youtu.be/1YvIfw7obwE) that they have produced for recently on guidance on YouTube that you can use to help moderate content.

 

The children recently had a talk from our local PCSO’s – here is just a reminder about the ages for different apps. We think we know what our children are on and who they are talking to.  We trust them to be kind and only say ‘nice’ things, but the reality is that everyone makes poor choices, which can have lasting effects on others. 

 

Whatsapp – 16

Tiktok- 13

Snapchat – 13

Instagram – 13

 

Online Safety Alliance:

Download free summary  guides which provide up to date information on reasons for concern and tips for staying safe. They cover what have become the four most important social media platforms for children – WhatsApp, Instagram Snapchat and TikTok.https://www.onlinesafetyalliance.org/free-resources-for-safer-internet-day-2020/