Be #Shareaware

Posted on 09 January 2015

NSPCC launch new campaign, Share Aware, to help parents keep their children safe online. 

The campaign, which is aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8-12, provides advice and guidance to support parents as they start having conversations with their children about being careful what information they share on the internet.

On Share Aware parents can find a range of resources, including Net Aware, a simple guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use – based on parents’ experiences and the views of young people. Over 500 parents from Mumsnet and over 1850 young people tested the sites against criteria such as reporting mechanisms, privacy and prevalence of inappropriate content.

There is also a downloadable ‘Parents’ guide to being Share Aware’, which gives parents information on how to talk to their children about safe sharing online, including what to share and what not to share, with whom and on what sort of sites, as well as information on what to do if your child overshares. Talking Tips provides conversation starters to parents with top tips and what to do if you are worried.

Watch the campaign video below or visit Share Aware to find out more. 

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