We will be hosting two sessions for parents and carers in relation to online safety delivered by Connected Minds. The sessions called ‘Supporting Your Child Online’ will be held on the following days:
- Tuesday 18th October – this will be an online session for parents who are not able to attend in person; the sessions will be from 6pm – 7pm, participants can join just by clicking the link: HERE If required, the meeting details are:
Meeting ID: 832 6621 3170
- Wednesday 19th October – this will be an in-person session in the school Assembly Hall; the session will start at 5.30pm and will finish at around 6.30pm.
- Please click HERE to download the presentation slides.
As in previous years this session provides parents and carers with a broad overview of the risks that children and young people can face online, with practical advice on how they can support their child to use the internet positively, respectfully and safely.
The main online risks typically fall under one of the 4 Cs:
- content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate, or harmful content, for example: pornography, fake news, racism, misogyny, self-harm, suicide, anti-Semitism, radicalisation, and extremism.
- contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users; for example: peer to peer pressure, commercial advertising and adults posing as children or young adults with the intention to groom or exploit them for sexual, criminal, financial or other purposes.
- conduct: online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm; for example, making, sending and receiving explicit images (e.g. consensual and nonconsensual sharing of nudes and semi-nudes and/or pornography, sharing other explicit images and online bullying)
- commerce: risks such as online gambling, inappropriate advertising, phishing and or financial scams.
The session highlights the importance of discussion and offers some strategies for talking about online safety with young people. It also points to useful free resources and where to get help with online issues. There will also be some opportunity to discuss individual issues after the session with Connected Minds.
We strongly recommend that all parents and carers of students in Year 7-13 attend this session to get a clear understanding of how to support the young person they are responsible for in relation to online safety.
Please email us at email@example.com to confirm your attendance to this event.