Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

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Internet Safety Support for Parents and Children

Social Media
At school we are sometimes asked by parents/carers to investigate inappropriate behaviour on social media and problems associated with social media usage. Our PSHE and RE curriculum covers the responsible use and dangers of social media and, of course, the importance of treating all members of our school and local community with respect.
The following websites have some useful advice for parents/carers:
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 
https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/types-bullying/bullying-social-networks/
https://www.internetmatters.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Official-UK-social-media-guidance-UKCCIS.pdf
Finally, most social media applications/sites require young people to be 13 before they use them.  If your child is using social media, please  ensure they are using social media responsibly and safely.  This advice also covers what to do if you feel your child is not safe as a result of their social media usage; how to protect them and how to report abuse.

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