Share Aware overview
The NSPCC, together with O2, have just launched a new campaign called Share Aware to help parents have conversations with their children about online safety. To children, online life is real life and, just like in real life, children need help to stay safe online. The campaign aims to get every family in the UK chatting about their childrens’ online world, just like they would about their day at school.
In so many contexts, we tell our children that’s it’s good to share, but online it’s different, and sometimes, sharing can be dangerous.
Here is a list of useful links for parents taken from the NSPCC website:
- Our new TV ad – Safety advice from a 10 year old.
- Icebreakers email series – We’ve teamed up with O2 to create a bespoke email series full of tips and information on different issues eg cyberbullying and inappropriate content, with activities parents can complete with their child.
- Mumsnet partnership – Join our Twitter Q&A at 12.30pm on 16th May using #ShareAware, alongside a Mumsnet Facebook live.
- Family agreements – We have created a downloadable family agreements document for families to complete and fill in together.
- Share Aware homepage - Read our step-by-step guide to being Share Aware and our TEAM (Talk, Explore, Manage, Agree) framework on how to stay safe online in four simple steps.
- Net Aware - Our guide to the most popular social networks sites, apps and games that children use. New sites site such as Musical.ly, Kiwiand Pokemon Go have been added this year, along with a breaking news page and top tips from O2 Gurus on blocking, private account settings or in-app purchases. The new Net Aware can be downloaded on both iOS and Android.