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‘Wake Up Wednesday’ Online Safety Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to our new ‘online safety’ advice, guidance and support page, ‘Wake Up Wednesday - 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. 21-02-24 What do parents & carers need to know about online dating platforms
  2. 07-02-24 What do parents & carers need to know about MY LOL
  3. 31-01-24 What do parents & carers need to know about smartphone safety tips
  4. 24-01-24 What do parents & carers need to know about free speech vs hate speech
  5. 17-01-24 What do parents & carers need to know about managing screen-time
  6. 10-01-24 What do parents & carers need to know about Parental Controls on new devices
  7. 20-12-23 What do parents & carers need to know about 12 top tips for children and young people to enjoy a tech free christmas
  8. 13-12-23 What parents & carers need to know about DisneyPlus
  9. 06-12-23 What parents & carers need to know about online-safety-act (1)
  10. 29-11-23 What parents & carers need to know about Black Friday Cyber Monday
  11. 22-11-23 What parents & carers need to know about smart tv
  12. 15-11-23 What parents & carers need to know about data backups & storage
  13. 08-11-23 What parents & carers need to know about X (formerly Twitter)
  14. 01-11-23 What parents & carers need to know about EA sports fc24
  15. 18-10-23 What parents & carers need to know about Ai in the classroom
  16. 11-10-23 What parents & carers need to know about Among Us
  17. 26-04-23 What parents & carers need to know about: Fortnight & stronger passwords
  18. 04-10-23 What parents & carers need to know about Threads
  19. 27-09-23 What parents & carers need to know about ai virtual friends
  20. 20-09-23 What parents & carers need to know about: social media & mental health the positive and negative impacts
  21. 13-09-23 What parents & carers need to know about: Sharing photos online
  22. 19-07-23 What parents & carers need to know about: online safety this summer
  23. 12-07-23 What parents & carers need to know about: Rumble
  24. 05-07-23 What parents & carers need to know about: Tiktok
  25. 28-06-23 What parents & carers need to know about: ai virtual friends
  26. 21-06-23 What parents & carers need to know about: money-muling
  27. 14-06-23 What parents & carers need to know about: ometv
  28. 06-06-23 What parents & carers need to know about: Telegram
  29. 24-05-23 What parents & carers need to know about: Smart Watches
  30. 17-05-23 What parents & carers need to know about: Managing Device Stress and Anxiety
  31. 03-05-23 What parents/carers need to know about: Wizz app
  32. 19-04-23 What parents & carers need to know about: stronger passwords
  33. 29-03-23 What parents & carers need to know about: Snapchat
  34. 22-03-23 What parents & carers need to know about: gaming can support positive outcomes
  35. 15-03-23 What parents & carers need to know about: iPADS
  36. 08-03-23 What parents & carers need to know about: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions
  37. 01-03-23 What parents & carers need to know about: Twitter
  38. 22-02-23 What parents & carers need to know about: SPOTIFY
  39. 08-02-23 What parents & carers need to know about: Open discussions about digital lives
  40. 01-02-23 What parents & carers need to know about: Cyber Resilience
  41. 25-01-23 What parents & carers need to know about new devices
  42. 18-01-23 What parents & carers need to know about Whatsapp
  43. 11-01-23 What parents & carers need to know about: online safety & gaming
  44. 14-12-22 What parents & carers need to know about: setting up Apps, Games & Software
  45. 14-12-22 What parents & carers need to know about: online safety tips
  46. 23-11-22 What parents & carers need to know about: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  47. 16-11-22 What parents & carers need to know about: How To Combat Online Bullying
  48. 09-11-22 What parents & carers need to know about: Sendit
  49. 04-11-22 What parents & carers need to know about: AMIGO
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