Inappropriate Content Online Advice for Parents
Over the last few months, there has been an increase in the number of schools reporting that students, while at home, have accessed content which is not always appropriate, some of which has been quite scary or upsetting. There are also reports of worrying trends on TikTok encouraging nudity from its users. This can have legal implications for our children and young people that they often aren’t aware of.
While there is no perfect way to eliminate this risk, we feel that there are things parents and carers can do to support their children online, reduce the risk or manage it after the fact. Remember to keep lines of Communication open with your children and young people. Just like we ask them how their day was at school and what they got up to it is equally important to have this conversation about their Online lives.
If you can keep technology out of the bedrooms and private spaces this is also an effective tool in safeguarding our children.
Here are some more practical steps parents and carers can follow:
Have you heard about Tik Tok Family Pairing https://newsroom.tiktok.com/en-us/tiktok-introduces-family-pairing Family pairing allows adults to link their accounts to their teenagers account so you can customise their safety settings such as content, privacy and well being settings.