Recently, in school we have noticed an alarming trend in children using Social Media with age-restrictions. Although the vast majority of children are very aware of the risks and say they don’t use them, there’s a minority who do.
Those children who have spoken to teachers about this freely admit their use of it and that begged the question- what can we do as a school to help to ensure that parents have the full facts to hand and understand the risks involved with allowing children to use these online tools or even not being aware of their child’s use of them?
We have provided information evenings for parents and assemblies in school for children, hosted by the police.
Here is a link to NSPCC's Online safety page: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
If you have any questions or want to discuss any of this, please pop into school.