Many children have a Facebook account even though the T & C state the minimum age is 13 years. To help raise awareness with parents/carers of the safeguarding implications and provide practical advice the HSCB eSafety group have developed a parent handout.
Download handout, link from external website facebook_the_magic_13.pdf
E-SAFETY NEWSLETTER FOR PARENTS:
We all need to be aware of issues of the children’s e-safety, that is their safety on the internet, on social messaging sites when texting using mobile phones and via information on the school website. We focus upon e-safety during Health and Safety Week each year, but are aware that the promotion of e-safety is a whole year, joint home and school task. In order to help you to back up this work at home I have copied on the next page some recommended sites for you to visit as parents, and/or with your children, to give you more information and support in dealing with issues around e-safety. I hope that you find these useful. You can also access the letter and links on our school website:
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET PROTECTED YOUR CHILD’S INTERNET ACCESS AT HOME YOU MAY FIND THE FOLLOWING SITES HELPFUL:
It is imperative that any illegal or suspicious contact with a child on the internet is reported to the police immediately. You will find help and advice at the child exploitation and online protection centre:
A Kelliher (Mrs)