The internet is a fantastic place to learn, have fun and talk to friends and family. However there are risks and everyone must make sure they know how to stay safe and protect themselves online. The following is a list of respected websites and resources which will help to keep you and your children safe on line.
Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know
Thinkuknow/CEOPS launched ‘Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know’. This is a series of four short animated films for parents and carers offering advice on how to help keep their children safe from the risks associated with sharing nude and nearly nude images.
The films aim to help parents and carers:
- Understand young people’s motivations for sending nude selfies.
- Plan to respond positively and constructively to an incident in which their child has shared a nude selfie.
- Gain confidence and skills in initiating preventative conversations.
- Identify risky behaviours or situations and know where to seek help.
- Know how to get help if a child is at risk after sharing an image.
The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading organisations: SWGfL, Childnet International and Internet Watch Foundation with one mission - to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.
The SWGfL is one of the leading organisation that supports schools and other organisations in safeguarding children online. Here you will find innovation, expertise and multi-award winning tools. Along with their partners they support more schools with e-safety than any other organisation. They are also the leading partner within the UK Safer Internet Centre so operate not only on in the South West, but also across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.
The Internet Watch Foundation is a UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content
- Child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world
- Criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK
- Non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK