Keeping Safe Online
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) have produced a new set of materials to help keep your children safe online.
Since the start of the pandemic, the amount of ‘self-generated’ child abuse imagery has increased dramatically.
In 2020, the IWF confirmed 68,000 cases of such imagery, a rise of 77% on the year before. It accounts for nearly half (44%) the imagery they took action on last year.
In 80% of these cases, the victims were 11- to 13-year-old girls.
Visit the IWF website to find out more about their TALK checklist.
Whether trying out new games, sharing family pics or live streaming lunch, this year we will probably be spending more time online playing and socialising. Here’s ThinkUknow's guide on how you can support your child to be safer online this season:
Parent support and how to keep your child safe.
https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/0-5/ - parent support 0 - 5 years
https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/6-10/ - parent support 6 - 10 years
Further support can be found by following the link.
ThinkUknow also has activity packs. They last about 15 minutes and will support you and your child with online safety.