The NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to help children stay safe when they are using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more. For more information click here
Children and young people go online to connect with friends, and make new ones, to browse the internet for information, chat with others and play games. They may:
- search for content on search engines like Google
- create, share, comment on or 'like' images or videos through apps such as Musical.ly, Instagram and Snapchat
- keep up-to-date with friends and celebrities on social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter and Instagram
- live-stream videos through sites such as Facebook Live and Instagram Live
- communicate with others using voice and video chat, or instant messenger. This can take place on social networks, through messaging apps like Whatsapp and in some types of games
- play games through websites, apps or game consoles. They may also watch others playing games or stream their own game-play through sites such as Twitch and YouTube
When online, children and young people can learn new things, get help with homework, express themselves creatively and connect with friends and family.
There are also risks, but by understanding and talking about the dangers you can help keep your child safe online.
Talk to someone about online safety
Whether you want to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks, experts from the free O2 & NSPCC helpline are here to help.
A good way to make sure your children stay safe online is to follow the NSPCC, TEAM rules...
For more information on how to stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world click here
The pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are taught the following rules using the ThinkUKnow website for resources...
Assemblies and lessons take place every half term, looking at each rule in detail. The pupils also watch the Hector's World cartoons from the Think U Know website.