Staying safe on the internet is always a concern, and one we’ll be helping to address as part of the Digital Citizen and Digital Maker badge programme.
Many of you will have heard about various different internet-based threats over the course of the last few weeks. We’re loathed to give them air-time on our website, and we think you’ll know what we’re largely referring to.
It’s important to speak to children about safety on the internet. It’s easy to come to the conclusion that cutting off access to valuable resources like the internet when threats we can’t fully understand or know how to deal with rear their ugly heads, but that often ends up throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
Over the next few months, as part of the Digital Citizen and Digital Maker staged badges, we’re going to start working across all our sections using many different resources to help our members get a better understanding of living with the internet and how to navigate the vast amount of content available on it, while staying safe.
We’re going to be using some great resources available from Google as part of their Be Internet Legends programme, and there are some excellent parent resources that you can download to help you.
In addition to this, we’ll constantly post good ideas and best practices with regards to child safety on the internet, helping you as responsible parents to talk to your young people about threats on the internet.
If you have any questions, Anthony will be happy to speak to you about any aspect of internet safety – just grab him before or after Cubs.