We urge all parents and carers to speak to their children, nieces, nephews etc. and other children about what to do if they are frightened by something they see online.
There has been a lot on the news recently about the current trends which are particularly nasty. For this reason, please encourage children to:-
- Talk to a parent/carer/trusted adult if they see anything or hear anything that is scaring them.
- If they are told ‘not to tell their parents’ then that is a green light to go straight to an adult.
- Not to download or accept any unknown contacts on social media or particularly WhatsApp.
- Please ensure they know that the scary faces that may have popped up or could pop up are not real. They can’t hurt them.
If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.
It’s always helpful to know more about e-safety. If you do want to find out more, go online and have a look at the websites below. The sites are applicable to all ages of children and young adults as well as parents and carers. We hope you find them helpful.