“Our children and young people are growing up in a digital world. They are embracing technology, which continues to form an essential component of their lives. As professionals, it is our responsibility to understand the lives of our young people, both offline and online. We must appreciate their love of social media, acknowledge the ‘appification’ of their generation, and equip ourselves with the skills and knowledge required to help our children to successfully manage online risk.
Professionals alone cannot keep children safe online. Essential to any online safety intervention is the involvement of children and young people, the education of parents and carers, and of course, the empowerment of professionals to make a positive contribution to the online lives of our children.”
JD Safeguarding – Independent Trainer
The purpose of this sexting briefing sheet is to give schools and other youth settings a framework for dealing with “sexting”:
Sexting Briefing Sheet
The UK Safer Internet Centre provides lots of e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet UK Safer Internet Centre
CEOP – Think you know
The MKSCB has recently undertaken a research project in collaboration with the University of Chester to investigate online risk, harm and vulnerability amongst secondary school students. The project was developed to provide an overview of the specific risks facing children and young people within Milton Keynes, with the aim of using the results to guide local awareness raising initiatives and future interventions.
The research involved asking students to complete an anonymous, online survey and has been designed to enable completion during routine lessons or tutorials.
Find the results here soon….
We are currently preparing for Internet Safety week in February 2017 and are working with young people in Milton Keynes to understand what they need to feel safe online.