Today’s children are growing up in a very different environment to the one we did. With easy access to websites and social media, our children can find themselves subject to pressures that we struggle to understand as they communicate in ways many of us are less familiar with.
It’s important to learn about potential dangers your child might face, as well as steps you can take to protect and educate your children with relation to the internet. And just as important – where you can turn to get help if you have a concern.
Bromley Youth Policing have produced this document for parents and carers: Useful Information For Parents And Carers
Here are two websites that offer resources and support.
CEOP’s thinkuknow website.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk CEOP’s website aims to offer “the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. You can find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.” This information is brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
Beat Bullying – Cyber Mentors
www.beatbullying.org “BeatBullying is an international bullying prevention charity working and campaigning to make bullying unacceptable, on the ground in the UK and across Europe.” “Get help and support from our online mentors and counsellors, whenever and wherever you need it. Join us and stay in touch with all the latest campaign updates.”