For ages 10-12, we chat to classes about both platforms and what they have to be careful of and why these platforms pose a risk for them. Children often create multiple accounts and neglect important privacy settings. Our talks help kids understand the importance of their privacy and why it’s dangerous and "uncool” to showcase their lives online.
Privacy settings are crucial for online protection. Social Media allows us to contact friends and family far and wide, but this also provides predators and cybercriminals with access to unsuspecting children. We explain "stranger danger" and how to stay safe online while using Social Media.
Keyboard warriors are often the worst type of bully. Cyberbullying has devastating effects on children and can lead to depression, anxiety, poor performance at school, self-harm and in many cases, suicide.
Our talks explain what to do when being bullied online. We also speak directly to common bully issues faced by children on a day to day basis – avoiding cyberbullies, online behaviour and how to report online gaming bullying.
We share useful information - E Safety dangers, E Safety tips, E Safety facts, and E Safety rules for at home internet use and on mobile devices.
Although children are exposed on Social Media, they have the power to control who they allow on their friends list, they can block contacts and select friends on their on accord.
We explain the control they have over their profiles and why it’s important to be selective with the friends they interact with online. This is a vital part of combatting social media predators and keeping online interactions fun. In gaming if any one enters the game, especially important to block, report, delete and or move away. For instance, if a new player just destroys everything around without being social, acting aggressively, just end the game or move on.
Social Media and instant gratification go hand-in-hand. Children chase likes and followers in an attempt to feel better about themselves, more confident, and seem popular. This opens them up to many dangers and makes them extremely vulnerable to predators. We have a recommendation of no more than a 100 or so friends, followers on social media, the less the better. Police forces around the world guide to the lower the better especially for younger children. Fewers friends, less buylling.
As children prepare for senior school, sexting and additional relevant topics must be considered. We have developed an age appropriate, informative, interactive method to address E Safety directly. It’s all about the consequences, not being tempted into it, being ready to say 'No' in advance and what to do once it's happened.
Sexting can have disturbing results and kids need to be aware of the consequences right from the word go.
We also provide E Safety talks for Parents, PTA groups, SNAs, Christain or faith based groups.
Our team are delighted to speak to parent groups on the same day as speaking with their children - before school, lunchtime or in the evening. We share important E Safety information regarding phone safety, social media and explain social networks that often baffle us older generations.
We update parents on what topics were spoken about with their children. Additionally, we share internet safety tips and tricks, and internet safety rules to enforce – helping parents combat phone use in the home - including available parental control software.
Kids who know the boundaries for phones and social media are more equipped to face the challenges these technologies present. They are more likely to succeed in the future; and more likely to have real friends; and enjoy better health in every way.
Parents are invited to download our free Internet Safety Guide eBook. A great resource that caters to internet safety for beginners, E Safety for parents and how to maintain child online protection.
Contact us, for more information or to book an internet safety talk for kids in your school. You can also view case studies and more testimonials about our safety talks here.