The online world offers amazing opportunities but also brings elements of potential risk and for Parents & Carers, making sense of the online world can appear to be an enormous challenge. Unlike previous generations, the online environment is an integral part of children’s lives and therefore we can no longer consider their wellbeing or safety without also considering their relationship to technology. However, staying safe online is fundamentally about behaviours rather than the technology itself and if approached from this perspective, we can begin to gain confidence to support our children.
The illustration below provides some useful tips for Parents and Carers when discussing the online environment with children. In addition, Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board are pleased to announce the addition of a new Online Safeguarding section to the LSCB website.
You can access lots of information and support at http://www.lancashiresafeguarding.org.uk/online-safeguarding