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‘Wake Up Wednesday’ Online Safety Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to our ‘online safety’ advice, guidance and support page, ‘Wake Up Wednesday (WUW) - what parents / carers need to know’. Each week we will post articles of interest to this page that should help you and your child. 

Children regularly use different websites and apps from their parents, and it can be hard to keep up in this ever-changing digital world. But the things that help keep children safe online are often similar to the things that keep them safe offline.

Encourage your child to think critically and question what they see online. Talk to them about where they go to get information they trust, talk about fake news, fake followers and scams. Help them develop a healthy suspicion of whether people are who they say they are.  

Share your knowledge and experience of good and unhealthy relationships.

Show them how to report any worrying behaviour they see online – for example through Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command or the Internet Watch Foundation.

We can help prepare children for their futures if we help them go online safely and responsibly. 

To view each edition of ‘what parents / carers need to know’ click on the PDF documents below.

  1. 19-06-24 WUW - Pop ups
  2. 12-06-24 WUW - Healthy friendships
  3. 05-06-24 WUW - School Avoidance
  4. 22-05-24 WUW - Energy Drinks
  5. 15-05-24 WUW - Helldivers 2
  6. 08-05-24 WUW - Managing exam stress
  7. 01-05-24 WUW - Township
  8. 24-04-24 WUW - Clickbait
  9. 17-04-24 WUW - Healthy sleeping habits
  10. 27-03-24 WUW - 10 top tips for open conversation at home
  11. 20-03-24 WUW - self regulation
  12. 13-03-24 WUW - Tekken
  13. 06-03-24 WUW - bullying
  14. 28-02-24 WUW - Monkey
  15. 21-02-24 WUW - online dating platforms
  16. 07-02-24 WUW - MY LOL
  17. 31-01-24 WUW - smartphone safety tips
  18. 24-01-24 WUW - free speech vs hate speech
  19. 17-01-24 WUW - managing screen-time
  20. 10-01-24 WUW - Parental Controls on new devices
  21. 20-12-23 WUW - 12 top tips for children and young people to enjoy a tech free christmas
  22. 13-12-23 WUW - DisneyPlus
  23. 06-12-23 WUW - online-safety-act (1)
  24. 29-11-23 WUW - Black Friday Cyber Monday
  25. 22-11-23 WUW - smart tv
  26. 15-11-23 WUW - data backups & storage
  27. 08-11-23 WUW - X (formerly Twitter)
  28. 01-11-23 WUW - EA sports fc24
  29. 18-10-23 WUW - Ai in the classroom
  30. 11-10-23 WUW - Among Us
  31. 26-04-23 WUW - Fortnight & stronger passwords
  32. 04-10-23 WUW - Threads
  33. 27-09-23 WUW - ai virtual friends
  34. 20-09-23 WUW - social media & mental health the positive and negative impacts
  35. 13-09-23 WUW - Sharing photos online
  36. 19-07-23 WUW - online safety this summer
  37. 12-07-23 WUW - Rumble
  38. 05-07-23 WUW - Tiktok
  39. 28-06-23 WUW - ai virtual friends
  40. 21-06-23 WUW - money-muling
  41. 14-06-23 WUW - ometv
  42. 06-06-23 WUW - Telegram
  43. 24-05-23 WUW - Smart Watches
  44. 17-05-23 WUW - Managing Device Stress and Anxiety
  45. 03-05-23 WUW - Wizz app
  46. 19-04-23 WUW - stronger passwords
  47. 29-03-23 WUW - Snapchat
  48. 22-03-23 WUW - gaming can support positive outcomes
  49. 15-03-23 WUW - iPADS
  50. 08-03-23 WUW - Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions
  51. 01-03-23 WUW - Twitter
  52. 22-02-23 WUW - SPOTIFY
  53. 08-02-23 WUW - digital lives
  54. 01-02-23 WUW - Cyber Resilience
  55. 25-01-23 WUW - new devices
  56. 18-01-23 WUW - Whatsapp
  57. 11-01-23 WUW - online safety & gaming
  58. 14-12-22 WUW - setting up Apps, Games & Software
  59. 14-12-22 WUW - online safety tips
  60. 23-11-22 WUW - Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  61. 16-11-22 WUW - How To Combat Online Bullying
  62. 09-11-22 WUW - Sendit
  63. 04-11-22 WUW - AMIGO