At Park View Community School, we have a strong commitment to internet safety. All children are taught about keeping safe on the internet on a regular basis. We also feel that it is important that parents fully understand the dangers of the internet and how to keep themselves and their children safe.
TikTok is a social media platform that lets you create, share and discover 60 second videos. You can use music and effects to enhance your videos and you can also browse other people’s videos and interact with them.
It has been brought to our attention that children under the age of 13 are using the app inappropriately in schools and daring each other to be filmed. This is deemed as a serious safeguarding issue, so we urge parents and carers to read the following advice on how to keep their children safe on these apps.
Click the link below to find out more information about how to keep your children safe on TikTok.
Where to report and get help?
Information about what to do if a child comes to you for help and advice about how to report online concerns such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content or illegal behaviour.
The Internet Watch Foundation
The Internet Watch Foundation is the UK’s hotline for reporting illegal content found on the internet. It deals specifically with child abuse and criminally obscene images hosted in the UK and internationally.
The CEOP is a police agency tackling child abuse on the internet. This website includes a unique facility that enables parents and young people to make reports of actual or attempted abuse online. www.ceop.police.uk
CEOP’s website contains information for children and parents, as well as a link for children to report abuse online.
If you have concerns about the safety of a child then contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email email@example.com.
Social Network Checklists
Free guides produced by the UK Safer Internet Centre that contain detailed instructions and information on privacy and account settings on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
Young People & Social Networking Sites
Aims to help parents understand the positive and creative ways young people are using social networking spaces (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). It also points out the potential risks of using these sites and ways to minimise these risks.
Internet Parental Controls
The four big internet providers - BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls that can be activated at any time. Video tutorials on how to download and use these controls are available on the UK Safer Internet Centre website.
For more information for a particular age group click on the links below: