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Staying safe online in the summer holidays

Last updated by charlotte.lang@essex.gov.uk on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a blog outlining ways in which parents and carers can help keep their children safe as they start to spend more time online during the summer holidays. Tips include: have positive conversations with children about the internet; take the opportunity to learn more about the apps, games and services children are using and find out about their reporting and blocking features; and make a family agreement about how all family members use the internet.

 


CEOP’s Thinkuknow has launched Band Runner, an interactive game for 8-10 year olds to help build their knowledge, confidence and skills to stay safe from risks they might encounter online. The game is hosted on the area for 8-10 year-olds on the Thinkuknow website.

 

The NSPCC’s Net Aware Guide has lots of useful information about a variety of different apps, sites and games and how to make a child’s social media secure.

 

The Online Abuse page of the ESCB website has lots of other information.