Screen time and boosting digital resilience
Thinkuknow surveys have shown that screen time has been a key concern for many parents and carers over the lockdown period.
However, high-quality screen time can offer opportunities for learning, staying connected and boosting digital resilience.Two new Parent Info articles take a look at:
- What questions parents and carers should be asking about screen time
- 6 fun online activities to boost your child's digital resilience
Sharing images: our new video guides for parents and carers
Our new video guides explore the positives and the risks of sharing images online and offer practical advice for parents and carers on:
- What they can do to reduce risks and;
- How they can seek help if they're concerned about an image that's been shared. Share our primary or secondary guide
Teacher Training: Create a Character Technique - Bullying
With cybercriminals likely to profit in the current climate1, help young people to protect themselves online with this video series about different types of common fraud.
Kids stuck at home? How to set-up homeschooling for your teen
With the closure of UK schools in response to the coronavirus outbreak, you’ll probably be wondering how you’ll keep your children busy and keep their education on track. To help you make a plan and set up home learning for this period, we’ve pulled together list of how to support your child at home – and stop them climbing up the walls – in the coming weeks.
- Set up a space
- Keep healthy screen & social media habits
- Help them structure their days
- Find some online learning resources
- Look for online support
- Keep an extra eye on their mental health
The Parents’ Guide to Teaching your Teen Online Safety
The guide offers lots of helpful information such as:
· A practical guide for parents on how to keep teens safe online, including useful summaries of popular internet apps as well as the types of threats teens could be exposed to online.
· Safety tips for using apps such as Instagram, TikTok (which has gathered 1 billion users in only two years), YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter and Whatsapp. We also cover advice and safety tips for teens playing online multiplayer video games.
· Other online safety topics and advice such as sharing personal information, socialising online, cyberbullying, harmful content, influencers, body image and mental health for teens online.
Links to additional internet safety resources for parents from well-respected sources such as the NSPCC and the UK government’s own guidelines.
Keeping Children and Young People Safe On Line
Balancing Screen time
Creating a balanced digital diet with screen time tips
Find simple tips to help children develop healthy online habits and a good digital diet to help them thrive on and offline.
Thinkuknow are sending out fortnightly #OnlineSafetyAtHome emails with new home activity packs to share with teachers, parents and carers. Each pack will contain simple 15-minute activities teachers and parents can do at home with their children using our Thinkuknow resources.
Download your first pack for:
DownloadOur second #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack is now available for you to share with parents and carers. These include new activities for:
Download your second pack for:
Your third #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack is now available for you to download, containing new activities for parents and carers to use at home! Access them here:
You can also access our new guidance for parents and carers designed to help them manage some of the key challenges they are telling us about in our survey.
Your fourth #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack is now available for you to download, containing new activities for parents and carers to use at home! Access them here:
Share our new ParentInfo article which signposts to reporting, advice and support services available for children and their families.
Access your fifth #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack with new activities for parents and carers to use at home:
Our short video provides parents and carers with:
- An introduction to NCA-CEOP, the Thinkuknow education programme and its resources
- Advice on how they can keep their child safe online, including a helpful tool to support them in having the right conversations about online safety.
Access your sixth #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack with new activities for parents and carers to use at home
For many of you, we're aware that your contact with children and young people is likely to change over the next few weeks as lockdown continues to ease. However, if you're continuing to support families with learning at home, we'll still be delivering our activity packs over the next couple of months. This week, all of our packs explore sharing images:
Access your seventh #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack with new activities for parents and carers to use at home
No doubt over the past few months you've heard children (and maybe a few adults) talk about the latest Tik Tok challenges or their favourite celebrity's lockdown live stream. This week your activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how children and young people can stay safe while live streaming: 18/06/20
Access your eighth #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack with new activities for parents and carers to use at home
Online gaming can offer many positive experiences. It can give children and young people the chance to escape into a virtual world, to learn, and to connect with others.
However, there is a risk of children and young people viewing inappropriate content in games and being contacted by adults seeking to exploit them.
This week you activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how they can stay safe while gaming:
Access you ninth #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack with new activities for parents and carers to use at home
Children love to socialise and as they get older, they will want to stay in touch with their friends online,.
This week your final activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how they can stay safe while connecting with others on social media apps and platforms:
Keeping Children Safe Online
Help to safeguard your child from online risks by signing up to this free app which can be linked to your child's devices whilst also respecting their rights to privacy.
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