Children’s data

Do you know about all of the data that’s share about your children?  Take a look at this report from the Children’s Commissioner and start thinking about how and where your child’s data is leaking!

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/childrens-data/

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Advice from Childnet International and links to report online issues

Childnet has a dedicated page https://www.childnet.com/resources/how-to-make-a-report where you can click a link to make a report about any issue you have on a range of online platforms.  It’s a great starting place is you are experiencing issues…

The Social Media Conversation…

So you’ve caved in to pressure from your child and either ‘handed-down’ an old Smart phone or purchased one specially.  From my own personal experience this seems to be around the 11th birthday certainly with children around here.

The next question (if it hasn’t already arisen) is “Can I get… (insert current social media phenomenon here)?

All the organisations say the WORST thing you can do is just say no.  We know this closes doors and often leads to children going behind their parents backs to get onto social media meaning we also cut off the main avenue for support for those same children if anything goes wrong.

I read a recent article which included some great prompts for parents to use when having this difficult conversation.

Take a look at this article on “Common Sense Media”.