Resources from the UK Safer Internet Centre
The internet – an inspiring and positive place The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge. You may sometimes feel that your child has better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online. Issues that your child may encounter on the internet will vary depending on their age and online activities. Please read the guide Supporting-Young-People-Online for more information. This guide was produced by www.childnet.com / www.saferinternet.org.uk
Stop the spread of misinformation
Online news, social media and digital platforms have given us easy access to information and instant connection to the world. However, it has also provided an unregulated space where false or misleading information can spread quickly and cause great harm. This is called Misinformation.
With nearly half of people in Wales now relying on social media for their news, it is important to be aware that there is a lot of inaccurate information online posing as the truth. So the next time you see a news story, image or meme online remember to stop, think and check.