You can find more information about how to spot online grooming or child sexual exploitation by clicking on the following links:
Nude Images and Peer-on-Peer Abuse
The NSPCC have published their guidance on sharing nudes and semi-nudes. They have identified the age group 11-14s as being most in need of and education on this topic.
They have set up a UK wide dedicated helpline to support students who may have been subjected to unwanted sexual behaviour or abuse. Whether it’s happening now or it happened in the past, students can report abuse on 0800 136 663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information click on this link – https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/report-remove/
‘So you got naked online’ is a resource that helps and advises young people who may find themselves in a situation where they (or a friend) have posted a nude image or video online and have lost control of who it’s being shared with.
Whilst there is a lot of advice around preventing these situations in the first place, it is very important to recognise that this does happen and those affected really need support and guidance. ‘So you got naked online’ provides advice and guidance that parents and carers may find useful too. So You Got Naked Online | SWGfL
Childnet have published a resource for parents of children aged 9-12, about the issue of online sexual bullying and harassment.
To find out more click on this link – Online Sexual Harassment: Advice Leaflets | Childnet
We need to develop our understanding of how young people use smart devices and the impact this can have on their emotions, relationships, and sense of self. Should we be limiting screen time? How can we reduce eye strain? What can we do to support healthy sleep patterns? How much do you understand about features such as the endless scroll, often used on many social media platforms, which has been attributed to internet addiction and often associated with high levels of anxiety, ADHD, depression, poor time management and impulsiveness.
The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a guide for parents and carers to help them support children and young people Click on this link to find out more Digital Wellbeing | Childnet