“It won’t happen to me”, “That’s just what you read in the news”, “That only happens in America”. These are just 3 thinks I’ve heard from both children and parents when talking about grooming. It’s always someone else’s worry. Something you read in the paper that doesn’t really affect you. The story below happened here […]
Speaking in coded language has been used for years by teenagers trying to hide something, or communicating in their own way. The sudden growth of the online world allowed for more terms to appear and spread more quickly, creating a more universal, viral, version of the teen slang that’s been around for years.
What can you do if you’re suspicious about someone your child is talking to online?
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:
Setting safe internet searches with Google SafeSearch Searching the internet is a daily activity and Google is often the first port of call for homework, shopping and finding answers to any questions. But it is important to remember that you, or your children, might come across inappropriate content during a search, even if they’re searching for […]
YouTube is incredibly popular with children of all ages. YouTube Restricted Mode enables you to choose whether to limit content on YouTube that might not be against YouTube Community Guidelines but even so may be unsuitable for your children.
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.