Online Safety & Social Media
Here you will find a range of guidance for parents, carers and students, which we hope you will find useful.
Update on Blue Whale Challenge from WY Police: 17 July 2020
There has been a rise in the use of the Blue Whale Challenge. Blue Whale first appeared 3 or 4 years ago targeting young people. It befriends them to take part in a series of 50 tasks over 50 days with each task getting more and more sinister culminating with the final task being to complete suicide. It originated in Russia and the link below provides further info. Please be vigilant.
National Online Safety
National Online Safety’s full range of guides for parents and carers
BBC Own It
Social Media Top Tips
Parent Guide Age 11-13
Parent Guide Age 14+
Conversation Starters Age 11-13
Conversation Starters Age 14+
Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership
Childline Report Remove Tool
Childline has launched Report Remove, a service that allows children and young people under 18 to report and get removed from the internet a nude image or video of themselves that might have been shared online. The webpage includes links to services and information offering emotional and safeguarding support.
BBC Article: TIK TOK Family Safety Mode
The BBC reports that TikTok, a social video app that allows users to share short videos, is introducing a family safety mode designed to give parents tighter control over how their children use the app. The safety feature will allow parents and carers to link their account to their child’s and have direct control over the safety settings.
Leeds PREVENT Online Safety Leaflet for Parents
Information sheet for parents to advise around keeping their children safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic
Social Media Library
Please click here for a library of apps to be aware of.