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Share Aware – keeping children safe online

The following information comes from Sunderland Council:

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A still from the NSPCC ShareAware campaign video.

The NSPCC has just launched a public education campaign, called Share Aware , to help parents keep their children safe online.

The campaign is aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8 to 12 years – the age at which they start doing more online, become more independent and use a greater range of devices. The campaign aims to encourage parents and carers to understand online safety and to have conversations with their children about keeping safe. The Share Aware campaign aims to give parents the tools to feel confident to have these conversations.

The campaign directs parents to a range of new resources, including Net Aware , a simple NSPCC guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use – as rated by parents and young people themselves.

There is also a downloadable guide for parents , containing top tips for keeping your child safe online, as well as conversation starters to help parents have conversations with their children.

The Share Aware campaign also includes two animations – I saw your willy and Lucy and the boy – that will be shown on prime time television and on digital spaces. These engaging films have a serious message deriving from the stories of two children who share too much about themselves on-line.