Keeping Safe Online – Tip of the week

Tip sixteen parents/carers to stay updated about the technology their children are using (particularly prevalent after Christmas when many will have had new internet enabled devices) and links to a guide from the Hwb team

https://hwb.gov.wales/keeping-safe-online/resources/a-parent-and-carers-guide-to-new-apps-connected-toys-and-platforms

Tip fourteen encourages parents/carers to be aware of phishing attempts and links to a guide from the Hwb team: https://shorturl.at/dksDE

Tip thirteen encourages parents/carers to consider the validity of online information with their children, linking to a video on misinformation from the Hwb team:

Tip twelve encourages parents/carers to regularly update software to improve security, linking to a cyber security guide from CEOP

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/parents-guide-to-cyber-security/

Tip eleven encourages parents/carers to discuss cyberbullying with their children, linking to parent and carer guides on Youtube

Tip ten encourages parents/carers to adjust privacy settings to protect their children, linking to parent and carer guides on Hwb – https://hwb.gov.wales/keeping-safe-online/in-the-know/

Tip nine encourages parents/carers to discuss the importance of not engaging with strangers online, linking to a parent and carer guide from the Internet Watch Foundation – https://shorturl.at/hnsG7

Tip eight encourages parents/carers to discuss the importance of a digital footprint, linking to a parent and carer guide on from getsafeonline.org – https://shorturl.at/dglY8

Tip seven encourages parents/carers to be aware of age restrictions on Apps and games, linking to a parent and carer guide on Hwb – https://hwb.gov.wales/keeping-safe-online/in-the-know/

Tip six warns of the risks of sharing account details with others, linking to a parent and carer guide on Hwb – https://shorturl.at/dmKX4

Tip five warns of the risks of sharing personal details online, linking to a parent and carer guide on Hwb – https://shorturl.at/dmKX4

Tip four encourages the use of strong and unique passwords, linking to a family activity from common sense education – https://shorturl.at/cfyGU

Tip two attached encourages parents/carers to educate themselves about the apps their children may be using, linking to Hwb resources to aid them – https://hwb.gov.wales/keeping-safe-online/in-the-know