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Online Safety - Share Aware Overview

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To kids, online life is real life. And, just like in real life, kids need help to stay safe online.

Share Aware is an NSPCC and O2 campaign to help parents have regular and informed conversations with their child about online safety. We're aiming to get every family in the UK chatting about their kids' online world, just like they would about their day at school.

We tell children that’s it’s good to share, but online it’s different and sometimes it can be dangerous. Through our straight-forward, step-by-step advice and Icebreaker email series, we’ll show parents how to untangle the web and teach children how to make the right decisions online, even when parents aren’t there.

  • Our new TV ad – Safety advice from a 10 year old.
  • Icebreakers email series – We’ve teamed up with O2 to create a bespoke email series full of tips and information on different issues eg cyberbullying and inappropriate content, with activities parents can complete with their child.
  • Mumsnet partnership – Join our Twitter Q&A at 12.30pm on 16th May using #ShareAware, alongside a Mumsnet Facebook live.
  • Family agreements – We have created a downloadable family agreements document for families to complete and fill in together.
  • Share Aware homepage - Read our step-by-step guide to being Share Aware and our TEAM (Talk, Explore, Manage, Agree) framework on how to stay safe online in four simple steps.
  • Net Aware - Our guide to the most popular social networks sites, apps and games that children use. New sites site such as Musical.ly, Kiwi and Pokemon Go have been added this year, along with a breaking news page and top tips from O2 Gurus on blocking, private account settings or in-app purchases. The new Net Aware can be downloaded on both iOS and Android.
  • Teaching resource – Download Share Aware teaching resources for use in the classroom.
  • Specialised advice - Advisors at our O2 & NSPCC Online Safety Helpline – 0808 800 5002 – are here to help with any questions, or anyone can make an appointment with a Guru in store.

Parents were invited to a workshop in school about e-safety and keeping children safe when using the internet and social media. This workshop was organised through the Wigan Safeguarding children’s board and covered issues such as underage use of Facebook, and the potential consequences, appropriate use of gaming, and the use of snap chat and instagram.

It is important we equip our children and young people to be able to keep themselves safe, but at the same time we understand that we need to give parents some level of knowledge. Therefore we have attached a number of information leaflets for parents passed onto us through the Wigan Safeguarding children’s board. We are sure that you will find them informative and useful.

Top tips for PlayStation [pdf] 0.3mb Top tips for iPhone [pdf] 0.2mb Top tips for Nintendo [pdf] 0.2mb Top tips for Xbox 360 [pdf] 0.2mb Facebook Privacy Settings [pdf] 0.9mb Parents guide to Instagram [pdf] 0.3mb Parents guide to Snap Chat [pdf] 0.5mb YouTube Safety Mode [pdf] 0.4mb