If you’ve found out your child has shared a revealing pic or video, don’t panic. There are plenty of ways to stop things getting out of hand. Watch these short films for advice on what to do next:
Selfies are a new global phenomenon and are often harmless and fun. But selfie-takers don’t always keep their clothes on. With the rise of the selfie has come growing concern about young people taking and sharing revealing photos or videos – often referred to in the media as ‘sexting’.
What is sexting? Exchanging images of a sexual nature with a boyfriend or girlfriend. Sharing images of a sexual nature with someone you like. Passing on images of a sexual nature to groups of friends without permission.
A tattoo is permanent, much like the information we post online. The photos we share, the comments we write, the videos we ‘like’. Even if we delete them, they may still be out there – saved and shared by others, or even kept by the site or app itself.
It’s easy to pretend to be a better version of yourself on the internet – with just a little Photoshop and a funny one-liner, we can all be better-looking and funnier.
Even world leaders take selfies… In this video, Vicki Shotbolt of The Parent Zone talks about the hazards of online flirting with photos – and what to tell your child.
The selfie has become a huge part of modern life. It has transformed the simple self-portrait into something more immediate and has grown in cultural importance – it’s been linked to identity, self-exploration and narcissism. Something as simple as putting a camera on the front of a mobile device has created a cultural trend that […]
The internet, more than any other technology, has created vast opportunities for children and young people to learn, communicate and explore. But along with the huge benefits come new challenges and risks.
Recent research suggests that a lot of what we’ve been told about keeping children safe online may be wrong. In fact, rather than trying to limit young people’s exposure to harmful content via filters and restrictions, we should be focusing on helping them build their skills, confidence and creativity. This will make it easier for them […]