The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children, and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers. Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our children.
The National Online Safety service believe in empowering parents, carers and trusted adults with the information to hold an informed conversation about online safety with their children, should they feel it is needed. This guide focuses on one of many apps which we believe trusted adults should be aware of.
If you are concerned about your child in any way the following sites will enable you to understand safe ways in which to seek support:
Online Safety Support
CEOP – the Child Exploitation and Online Protection are there for support if you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online.
The NSPCC is a UK leading children’s charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.
Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday.
Internet Matters provide a series of age-specific online safety checklists including how to set parental controls on a range of devices and making search engines safe.
The Internet Watch Foundation – you can anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse content and images posted online.