Protecting Children’s Privacy – A Guide for Parents, Carers and Educators – a post by Paul Bischoff on the Comparitech site which sets out the concerns expressed by many parents and carers about the safety of their children online, and provides guidance, tips and advice about what parents can carers can do, including the nature of conversations with their children and practical steps which children and their parents and carers can take to adjust privacy settings in commonly used social media tools such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. It also describes the steps to take on settings in mobile devices, as well as Internet browsers, and more, all designed to help children and their parents and carers be more in control of the information they share.
Do you know what these online tools are? Webwise.ie have produced helpful guides for parents and educators describing a host of online tools which are used by teenagers – so that there can be an understanding of what the tools do, how to avoid the risks involved and guidance for keeping safer. So whether it’s ooVoo, Periscope, BBM, Yik Yak, Instagram, Whisper, Viber, Tinder, WhatsApp or any number of other tools you may hear about (and some of which you may not yet heard) then click on the link below to get easily-digestible summaries of each tool and how to keep safer in using them.
Tip Sheets from Netsmartz – so if you are looking for tips for dealing with online bullying, wondering about online security, needing guidance about staying safer while online gaming or needing some help in starting conversations about your children using social media and their mobile phone, then these tip sheets from NetSmartz Workshop are one good way to read about what you can do – they can be read online, printed out or shared with others. Click below for the Tip Sheets from NetSmartz Workshop: