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How to keep West Norfolk kids safe online

How to keep West Norfolk kids safe online

Published by KLFM
7:00am 11th February 2020.

Police are asking parents and carers in west Norfolk to talk to their children about staying safe online.

Safer Internet Day aims to highlight using technology properly and the role everyone plays in helping to create a better and safer online community for children and young people.

It's also an opportunity for adults to check that their own online activity is safe and secure.

Police are encouraging parents and carers to get familiar with the social networks their kids use, such as Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat and Twitter.

Another thing to do is check privacy settings on social networking platforms and make sure these are set so that only family/close friends can see their profiles.

Other things to consider are password protection and why not to share passwords with friends.

Cyberbullying is also being highlighted and language - if they wouldn't say it in person, don't text or post it online.

If they or someone they know is being cyberbullied, make sure they know to tell a trusted adult

It's also important kids are aware that whatever they put online can be shared with the whole world forever.

See more here.

Meanwhile, the College of West Anglia would like to welcome all young people in West Norfolk to take part in their Safer Internet Day event supported by the Youth Advisory Board today (Tuesday 11th February) at 12pm. 

There'll be a short presentation on managing your identity and keeping safe online, followed by a chat about dealing with cyberbullying.

This FREE event is being held at their King’s Lynn campus and is open to all young people aged between 14 and 19 years.

Email careerteam@cwa.ac.uk to book your place!