Tutorful recently collaborated with Barnardo’s, Internet Matters, Bullying UK, The Counselling Directory and many more well-known charities to create a range of guides for parents such as a parent’s guide to children’s anxiety. They conducted a survey with primary school parents to understand how well equipped parents feel to ensure their child’s safety online. The results were shocking, despite parents knowing about potential dangers to children using the internet, with a number worried that their lack of technical ability hindered their efforts to prevent their child accessing unsafe content online. Parent’s also stated they found it difficult to find safety information and were unsure whether it was trustworthy. Tutorful have now published a parents guide on “How To Keep Kids Safe Online in 2020”, written for parents. It aims to support parents and ensure that they feel confident letting their children explore the internet. Follow the link below.
- Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
- Think carefully before posting pictures, videos or live streaming of yourself. Once you’ve put content of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
- Never give out your passwords
- Don’t befriend people you don’t know
- Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
- Think carefully about what you say before you share something online
- Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the service or app, turn off your device and talk to a trusted adult. If anyone contacts you online in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult.