Online safety guide on 10 top tips for respect online: inspiring children to build a better digital world.
Even before lockdowns inflamed the situation, one in every five 10- to 15-year-old was experiencing bullying online: abusive messages, having rumours spread about them or being excluded from group chats, for example.
Through smartphones and tablets, we’re used to being able to communicate from anywhere, at any time – but digital devices became commonplace so quickly that it caused a problem and as a society, we haven’t properly adjusted to how different they’ve made life.
Our top tips can help you to build positive relationships online and avoid some of the potential issues. In the guide, you'll find a number of tips such as how to stop internet addiction, being aware of the dark side, and pressing ‘pause’.
Online safety guide on 10 top tips for respect online: a digital world for everyone.
Our ability to communicate with anyone in the world, at any time, via the internet has grown at breakneck speed. For teachers and parents, it can feel impossible to keep up.
Worrying about our young people is understandable, and not unjustified: in 2020, for example, one in five 10- to 15-year-olds experienced bullying online.
Our tips highlight ways that adults can support young people’s positive online behaviours: by adopting and following ‘netiquette’, we can show them how to avoid getting into difficulty as they learn to negotiate the continually evolving digital landscape. In the guide, you'll find a number of tips such as protecting yourself, replying wisely and being forgiving.
Online safety guide on YouTube.
YouTube is a video-sharing social media platform that allows billions of people around the world to watch, share and upload their own videos with a vast range of content including sport, entertainment, education and lots more. It’s a superb space for people to consume content that they’re interested in. As a result, this astronomically popular platform has had a huge social impact: influencing online culture on a global scale and creating new celebrities.
In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as connecting with strangers, inappropriate content and high visibility.
What Parents Need to Know About Minecraft
There’s a very good chance you’ve heard of Minecraft. The block-building phenomenon is, arguably, the most beloved video game of all time which has managed to maintain its popularity since its first release back in 2011. Nine years later, it still has a huge userbase of 112 million people playing the game every month. Accessible to those 7+, Minecraft can be a gateway into a world of learning and exploration which encourages players to use their imagination to build three-dimensional worlds with virtual building blocks. While Minecraft is considered relatively safe generally speaking, there are some safety precautions parents may want to consider before allowing their children loose on the game. In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as the addictive nature of Minecraft, griefing and contact with strangers.