Through online gaming, chatrooms and social media, children have the ability to chat and interact with other users. While these have all become everyday platforms in our connected world, and are on the whole, safe and carefully policed, they have also become hotspots for cyber crime. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to spot the warning signs when a child's online safety is compromised. The individuals carrying out these cyber crimes are hidden behind computer screens, able to stay anonymous and hide their real identities.
Clearly, it’s now more important than ever to ensure we, as parents, guardians and educators, are clued up on how to educate young and vulnerable people about staying safe online.
That’s why we decided to create this Guide to E-Safety. We teamed up with some of the leading experts on the wider topics surrounding online safety to bring you the very best advice and tips on how to keep your children safe online.
As a former Primary school teacher, I know firsthand that many teachers and parents would be quick to simply remove any ability for children in their care to access the internet.
However, with resources like this Guide to E-Safety and the work of the amazing organisations and individuals who have contributed to it, I believe we can educate our young people in such a way that they become capable and confident in staying safe themselves.
All of us at Tutorful would like to thank the contributors to this guide for their time, expertise and advice. More importantly, thank you for reading this guide. We hope you find all of the advice useful and that it proves beneficial to helping keep your children safe online.
Scott Woodley, Co-Founder of Tutorful
Scott is a fully qualified primary teacher who left teaching to set up Tutorful, a site which helps parents and learners find the right tutor for them.
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