Tip of the Week - 13th July 2017
Alert of the week – Snap Map
We have previously mentioned Snap Map but this app is still causing us concern. It continues to raise genuine safety and security issues for children, schools and parents. A quick reminder how to switch off SnapMap when taking photos using Snap Chat.
Switching Off Snap Map
*Photos and videos posted to Snapchat's public 'Our Story' will still be discoverable on the map.
Gooseberry Parent ‘Tip’ of the Week:
Not sure what to do if your child is having a problem with others online? As a parent or carer, you can be part of the solution. Keep calm and offer support. Speak to your child about what is happening. Discourage them from replying to unkind messages. Monitor their device to see what types of messages they are being sent and approach your child’s school for advice if it involves other children who are known to your child.
Alert of the week – Online Bullying using Sayat.me
“Get anonymous and honest feedback about yourself.” This online website takes 20 seconds to sign up to and gives people who click on your URL the chance to make personal comments and feedback that could stay with you for a lifetime. It works by you signing up and you sharing a unique URL on your social media (Twitter, Facebook, Skype etc.). This then allows anyone to make personal comments about you. You can then share and publish the comments to encourage more reaction and feedback or keep them private. It goes without saying that this website provides plenty of opportunity for misuse and has the potential to encourage negative behaviour and contact beyond online bullying.
Tip of the week - 30th June 2017:
Using your device to play games and connect with friends outside? Sharing your location when you are out and about allows people to contact you. If you must have your location on, turn your location off when you have finished to keep your whereabouts private.