The NSPCC has updated its #ShareAware campaign with new resources to enable parents and carers to ‘untangle’ the online world and to help them to teach the children to be ‘Share Aware’.
The campaign focuses on the need to talk to children about online safety, much like we do “real” world safety such as crossing the road, bullying and speaking to strangers. There is a selection of new resources available which schools and settings might wish to share with their community.
The NSPCC suggests parents and carers are an essential part of the T.E.A.M that helps keep children safe online:
T = Talk about staying safe online
E = Explore their online world together
A = Agree rules about what is ok and what’s not
M = Manage your family’s settings and controls
NSPCC are suggesting that parents and carers have regular conversations about what their child is doing online is the best way to keep them safe. They have shared three top tips to help parents and carers start the conversation:-
1. Explore sites and apps together and talk about any concerns.
2. Ask your child if they know how to stay safe online.
3. Talk about personal information and what to share online.