Our new video supporting parents with e safety has gone live. It covers a number of ways to report when something has gone wrong.
Useful guide for parents on Fortnite can be found here
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Free parent / carer friendly information sessions will be taking place on Thursday 22nd October 2015 6-7pm and Friday 23rd October 2015 10-11am & 1-2pm at The Open Zone, Temple Park Road, South Shields.
The sessions will include:
- Simple online safety tips for parents / carers to keep their child and / or teenager safe
- An update on sites and the latest social networks children and young people are accessing
- The latest jargon used by children and young people on social media and what it means
- How to spot the danger signs and what to do about them
- The opportunity to access the online ‘Keep them Safe’ module. A easy module written by parents for parents around the link with social media and Child Sexual Exploitation. Staff will be available to support and guide parents / carers through this
- A free up to date on line safety information pack
Due to the popular demand of these sessions booking is essential. Please contact Lynn.Hodson@southtyneside.gov.uk or telephone 0191 424 6512 .
We are working in collaboration with South Tyneside Library Service on this years Summer Reading Challenge. The theme for this years reading challenge is Record Breakers.
We’d love you all to get down to your local library and join in. We will also be delivering some fun Lego robot and programming sessions over the summer holidays.
You can watch a short video to show you what it’s all about.
Let’s break some records!
A new mobile application called Kuddle is introducing a safer way for kids to get introduced to social media, while still under a parent’s watchful eye. The photo-sharing app, which is like a more restricted version of Instagram, allows children to post and share photos with friends in a protected environment, safe from cyberbullying or unwanted connections from strangers.
Founded in March by a team of Norway-based developers and designers, all with kids of their own, the idea was prompted by co-founder and CEO Ole Vidar Hestaas’s experience raising his children. His 7-year old son wanted to be on Instagram, like his older sister was, but of course that’s not allowed…or, frankly, a good idea at that age.
After looking for an app designed with the safety and security needs of children and parents in mind, and not finding anything at all, he decided to build one.
How It’s Safer
The app is designed from the ground-up to offer a safer environment than something like Instagram. Children have to input their parent’s email at sign-up, but can begin to use the app right away. However, their photos can’t be viewed or seen by others until the parent approves the account via the email they receive.
Afterwards, parents are notified every time a child posts a photo and every time they add a friend. (Because children don’t have their own Facebook account and friend list, they search for friends by name.)
In addition, photos will appear only in approved friends’ feeds, and are not geo-tagged so as not to reveal a child’s location.
Though based in Norway, the app is COPPA-compliant, a U.S. regulation related to software and services designed for children. Children aren’t marketed to, and their info isn’t shared.