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Keeping up to date with children's use of technology is challenging for many adults. It can be hard to supervise what young people are viewing and creating online, who they are chatting to and texting, and what they are downloading. Many children have better technical skills than adults, however they still need advice and protection when using internet and mobile technologies.
ParentInfo is a free service for schools which provides expert, up-to-date content for parents and carers which schools can host on their own websites.
The content is written by leading authorities on a wide range of topics including online safety, sex and relationships, health and wellbeing and family life. Each article aims to help parents develop their children's resilience against the risks they may face online or off.
ParentInfo is a new tool for schools to engage with parents on a broad range of topics. Schools have complete control over the articles they present on their website, with the ability to choose articles relevant to their specific needs. It is also a great opportunity to reach parents and carers with more complex PSHE content, written by experts in their fields.
Please visit these sites to support you with internet safety:
The following links will help you to understand online safety issues and give practical advice on how to get the most out of the internet and other technologies and to use it positively and safely.
www.nspcc.org.uk - a leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK.
www.childnet.com - internet safety and advice and links for young people, parents, teachers and other organisations.
www.digizen.org - provides information about using social networking sites and advice on cyberbullying.
www.ceop.gov.uk - the child exploitation and online protection website gives information on how to stay safe online.
www.iwf.org.uk - is the UK's hotline for reporting illegal online content.
www.net-aware.org.uk - your guide to the social networks your children use. Stay up to date and keep your children safe.
Children can be exposed to different views and receive information from various sources. Some of these views may be considered radical or extreme.
Radicalisation is the process through which a person comes to support or be involved in extremist ideologies. It can result in a person becoming drawn into terrorism and is in itself a form of harm.
Extremism is vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. It includes calls for the death of members of the British armed forces (HM Government, 2011).
Challenging and tackling extremism needs to be a shared effort (HM Government, 2013). For this reason, the Government has given some types of organisations in England, Scotland and Wales a duty to identify vulnerable children and young people and prevent them from being drawn into terrorism.
Click on the link to access information about Prevent and keeping your child safe online - Leeds City Council Prevent Leaflet
This website support parents/carers to access help if they think their child has been radicalised https://actearly.uk/
These short films also support children and families to identify radicalisation:
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