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Here are the resources we found for Safer Internet Day 2019 for parents and families:
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Safer Internet Day 2018
(Featured resource)Do parents know what their children are doing online? This video shows a number of children discussing whether their parents know what they do online, but they don’t know that their parents are watching. The parents are then asked questions on how they act as a positive role model for young people.
Ken Corish: “Strategies for a Healthy Online Life”
(Featured resource)Ken Corish’s workshop at the HeadStart Conference on Oct. 3rd 2017 explored the relationship between digital technology and mental health in young people, with a particular focus on sleep and self-esteem.
Being the best version of yourself online
(Featured resource)HeadStart Wolverhampton worked with Wolverhampton Learning Technologies Team, Stone’s Throw Media, and Wolverhampton primary schools to create three great animated videos around the theme of “Being the Best Version of Yourself Online”. The videos explore the following themes:
- The Digital 5-A-Day
- Peer Pressure
- Respect and Self-Respect
These films are great conversation starters with young people about making the best of modern technology.
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(Featured resource)To help parents know how to keep their children safe online, NSPCC and O2 have developed Net Aware.
With new apps, services and social networks popping up all of the time, NetAware is the ‘go to’ place for parents, carers and educational professionals to check up on the features, and possible concerns, about each of them.
(Featured resource)The Digital 5-a-Day provides a simple framework that reflects the concerns of parents/carers as well as children’s behaviours and needs. It can also act as a base for family agreements about internet and digital device use throughout both the holiday and term time.
Safer Internet Day 2019 Films
(Featured resource)Promotional films from the UK Safer Internet Centre for Safer Internet Day 2019
9 Ways the Internet can be Good for your Children
A lot of what we hear about technology’s effects on children is negative – specifulation that it’s decreasing attention spans, for instance, or fuelling eating disorders. So it may come as a relief to hear that there are lots of positives to using technology as well. Parent Info have put together nine of their favourite uses of technology for young people.
Supporting Young People Online: Information and Advice for Parents and Carers
This downloadable resource is free for parents and carers and aims to educate them on how to make sure their children and young people are safe online. It splits up potential online risks into four categories; conduct, content, contact and commercialism. It gives potential conversation starters for talking to young people about their internet use. Following this is advice about what you can do right now, and SMART rules for young children with an alternative five tips for teens.
Life in ‘Likes’ – Children’s Commissioner Report into Social Media use among 8-12 Year Olds
This report contains information on social media use among 8-12 year olds. The objective for the study in the report was to explore the impact of social media use on the lives of young people aged betwee 8 and 12 years old, particularly in relation to their wellbeing and self-esteem.