Adults and children are feeling very isolated right now and in this difficult time, the option to video chat is proving to be a wonderful solution and a real boost for mental health. With such frequent and regular use of a variety of apps, some of which have been an overnight success, it is especially important that we know what our children are doing online and understand what apps they are using and how they work. Please use the list of links below for support and advice on how to ensure that your family is staying safe online.
- NSPCC ‘Share Aware’
- A guide helping you to keep your child safe online
- Net Aware
- A guide to social networks, apps and games
- Internet Matters
- Helping families to make the best of tech during challenging times
- Social Media Checklists
- Find downloadable booklets to guide you through profile settings for various social media apps
- This page will give you support if you have concerns about your child, want to make a report or need advice on how to keep your child safe
- Safer Internet Centre
- The latest tips, advice and resources to help children have a safe and positive time online
- Tik Tok
- A brief overview of Tik Tok – positives, negatives and it’s uses
- Ask About Games
- This site gives all types of advice to parents/carers to support children who enjoy gaming
- Common Sense Media
- Find out which games are age-appropriate for your child
Safeguarding adults. If you have concerns or want to report abuse phone Hampshire Adult Services on 0300 555 1386 or the police on 101. In an emergency, or if you suspect you or someone else is in immediate danger, phone 999. If the matter is not urgent, you can use our online form to report your concern.
Childline number. When you call Childline on 0800 1111 you’ll get through to a counsellor, they’re there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about.