The safety of our children is of paramount importance to us, and we are acutely aware of the ever-increasing need to educate our pupils about staying safe online. In partnership with the National Online Safety project, we have a comprehensive scheme of learning that we deliver throughout school to reflect the continually changing world of technology.
National Online Safety has also produced some useful parent information leaflets, covering a range of topics, which you can access by clicking on the links below.
Below is a link to this week's #wakeupwednesday parent guide.
Parent Guide - Whatsapp
WhatsApp is the most widely used messaging platform on the planet, with over two billion users (forecast to become three billion by 2025), across more than 180 countries. The majority of those people (70%) open the app at least once a day – but what exactly are they seeing? Contact from strangers, fake news and convincing scams are all among the service’s well-documented hazards.
According to Ofcom, WhatsApp is used by more than half of 3- to 17-year-olds in the UK (including one in three from the 8–11 bracket), despite its 16+ age restriction. If your child hops onto WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends or family, our updated #WakeUpWednesday guide to the service contains the key details you’ll need to support them in doing it safely.
This online safety guide is an updated examination of WhatsApp – the globally popular messaging platform which contains both old and new hazards for young users.