Online Safety & Social Media2020-07-17T09:47:37+00:00

Online Safety & Social Media

Here you will find a range of guidance for parents, carers and students, which we hope you will find useful.

West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police have produced some excellent resources for parents and carers.

Facebook
Security

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Twitter
Security

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Snapchat
Security

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LinkedIn
Security

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Instagram
Security

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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.

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Other Resources

National Online Safety

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National Online Safety’s full range of guides for parents and carers

BBC Own It

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Internet Manners

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Social Media Top Tips

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Parent Guide Age 11-13

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Parent Guide Age 14+

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Conversation Starters Age 11-13

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Conversation Starters Age 14+

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Parent Zone

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Childnet

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ThinkuKnow

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Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership

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Childline Report Remove Tool 

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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

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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

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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.

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