17 December 2021
This communication comes from Denise Hannibal the Worcestershire Children First Safeguarding Lead.
"Today we are launching a guide for parents and carers on online sexual harassment and how they can support children to stay safe online." Please use this link to access the new website to support families!
An overriding message is that parents should start these challenging conversations early. Our focus groups suggest broaching topics before a child is given a phone or a social media account, which is often around the age of 9 or 10. The guide focuses on issues such as:
- Easily accessed online pornography
- Pressure to send nude pictures
- Sexualised bullying
- Editing pictures and body image
- Peer pressure
We hope that this guide will serve as a useful starting point to raise awareness and understanding of online harassment and to complement messages central to the new RSE curriculum.
Below are some additional resources to help parents ensure their children can stay safe online. Also information about setting up an iPhone and Android to stay safe! (Dec 2021)
Stay safe with an iPhone
Stay safe with Android
National Online Safety for Children & Families
Hit the image below to access this excellent supportive website.
This is the latest website for parents, teachers and pupils supporting the "educate against hate" agenda recently launched by the Secretary of State for Education, please click the screen shot to take you to the website!