IWF Online Safety CampaignPosted on: 18/05/2021
All parents and carers need to be aware of the risks of online child sexual abuse and the scale of the issue affecting children today.
A new Internet Watch Foundation safety campaign aims to help parents have conversations with their children about keeping their 'door' closed to child sexual abusers. The campaign includes a booklet for parents, explaining the risks, explaining why children are vulnerable, and suggests practice steps that parents can take.
Follow the TALK checklist to help keep your child safe online:
- TALK to your child about online sexual abuse. Start the conversation – and listen to their concerns.
- AGREE ground rules about the way you use technology as a family.
- LEARN about the platforms and apps your child loves. Take an interest in their online life.
- KNOW how to use tools, apps and settings that can help to keep your child safe online.
For further advice and a downloadable guide for parents and carers go to: https://talk.iwf.org.uk/