cybercrime prevention – INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS FROM POLICE SCOTLAND
Children and young people effectively live their lives in two worlds, the physical world and the virtual world. Police Scotland want them to be as protected in the virtual world as they are in the physical world. It is important that everyone is aware that some people pretend to be someone else, a different gender, a different age group etc. in an attempt to lure, coerce, exploit, intimidate and do harm to children and young people.
Parents and Carers may need support to enhance children’s or young people’s safety, security and awareness at a time when they will be spending more time online. The information on cybercrime prevention, which can be accessed using the links below, is very informative, easy to follow and will provide the opportunity to start the discussion about online safety with the children and young people in your household.
Thinkuknow is the online safety education programme from the National Crime Agency. There are home activity packs to support children and young people between the ages of 4 and 14+.
The online world can be a bit overwhelming at times but it is important we understand what our children are doing online so we can help make them safer. The Safer Schools App aims to help with this and Moffat Academy has linked with Safer Schools to bring you this app.