Internet Safety

Due to recent circumstances, you may be using technology and the internet far more than you used to. This could be for recreational activities such as using your Xbox for gaming, to connect with friends and family or to carry out your schoolwork. It is, therefore, more important than ever to be aware of internet safety. The following information is a list of resources from UK Safer Internet Centre to help keep you safe and be aware of the dangers you may face while being online.

 Childnet Launch Online Safety Activities You Can do From Home

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As children spend more time at home and are going to be online more than ever, Childnet has pulled together a list of easy-to-use resources. They are broken up into ages and include quick activities, films and plenty more fun ways to engage your children. From identifying fake news to online bullying – there is plenty for you to use and adapt for your family.  

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/keeping-children-happy-and-safe-online-during-covid-19

Working Remotely? – Advice to Professionals & Parents From POSH & RHC. As we enter the world of remote learning, there are some things that professionals and parents need to know. Now more than ever, online safety is a number one priority so whether you’re a professional now working from home or a family member now taking on the role of ‘educator’, please read the below article to get the full ins and outs:

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/working-remotely-advice-professionals-parents-posh-rhc

IWF Braces for Spike in Public Reports Surrounding Child Grooming Amidst Coronavirus Experts are bracing themselves for a spike in public reports of child sexual abuse on the internet as more and more people stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Analysts at the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) are preparing for an increase in public reporting of criminal material as a result of millions of people self-isolating at home. 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/iwf-warning-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Please find below further fact sheet issued by Police Scotland on how you can keep yourself and your family safe on digital platforms during Covid19 Pandemic.

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