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IT Information for parents RE: MOMO challenge

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

You may be aware of comments on social media regarding the ‘momo challenge’. This challenge has been linked to WhatsApp and YouTube and can frequently come up in YouTube’s suggested videos. We strongly recommend that you closely supervise your child whilst they are online and be aware of the sites, apps and games that your child accesses and make sure they know who they can talk to if they find something that worries them. If your child does come across anything distressing relating to the momo challenge it is important to reassure them that it is not real and cannot harm them.

 

You will have been sent an information leaflet with information about the momo challenge. Please be mindful with how you choose to use this information with your child.

 

If you have any further concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Forde

Age Restrictions for Social Media Platforms:

Age Restrictions for Social Media Platforms: 1 Age Restrictions for Social Media Platforms

Social Media E-Safety:

Social Media E-Safety: 1 Online Safety Do's and Dont's
Social Media E-Safety: 2 Facebook E-Safety
Social Media E-Safety: 3 Instagram E-Safety
Social Media E-Safety: 4 Snapchat E-Safety

Supporting Young People Online

Social Networking Leaflet

Files to download:

eSafety presentation for parents/carers (pdf)

eSafety checklist for parents/carers (pdf)

 

Links to visit:

A parent and carers guide to the internet, created by CEOP:
http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents 

 

Help with setting up parental controls, a guide to technology and further advice: 

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers     

 

For help setting up parental controls on a range of devices:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/

 

These are all links for further information on keeping children safe and what to do if parents are worried:

https://www.kidscape.org.uk/cyberbullying/

http://www.childnet.com/

http://www.digizen.org/

https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

Advice for children’s online gaming

https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/online-gaming/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

A guide to Social Networking sites and recommended ages

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

Visit Google's informative safety centre for simple step by step guides including how to set Safe Search: 

http://www.google.com/familysafety/tools 

 

Videos to watch (all links open the CEOP YouTube page)

1. Online Grooming

2. Where's Klaus? Raising the awareness of child protection online.

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