At Manshead CE Academy we take child online safety very seriously. As your child grows and becomes more independent, it is only natural that they take this independence online.
In our teenage years we explore, try new things and sometimes push boundaries and take risks; this is an essential part of growing up.
With all of the potential that the online world and new technology offers, young people now have access to huge opportunities. They use technology to express themselves, explore, and be creative; it has changed the way they communicate. The internet has changed all of our lives, and your child has grown up during this change. Many of the things that confuse, baffle or even scare us are part of the everyday for them. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.
Whether you are a technology lover or hater, it is still likely that you will be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the internet. You might be wondering whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking about how you can watch out for them as well in their online activities as you do in other areas of their life?
Below we have provided some resources to help. The videos are from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), who also have their own very useful website. In addition to these resources there is also helpful safety guidance issued by Facebook themselves
If there are any issues arising from anything here that you would like to discuss, please get in touch with your child’s Form Tutor in the first instance.