E-Safety advice leaflets for parents/carers
Cyberbullying advice for parents
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using technology. Whether on social media sites, through a mobile phone, or gaming sites, the effects can be devastating for the young person involved. There are ways to help prevent a child from being cyberbullied and to help them cope and stop the bullying if it does happen.
Please use the links below to access advice on what to do if you think your child is being bullied online:
In its latest updates WhatsApp - the popular Facebook-owned chat application has stopped asking for any age verification for new users - meaning any child in charge of a smartphone can easily use the application to share photographs and videos without their parents' ( or teacher's ! ) knowledge.
What is the minimum age to legally use WhatsApp in the UK?
In the UK you need to be 16 to legally use WhatsApp.
What precautions can Parents take?
* Use a child-safe mobile network
* Use Parental Controls to restrict app installation to chosen apps
* Set privacy settings on any chat aplications to restrict sharing with known contacts only
Why is WhatsApp dangerous?
Why ParentShield different?