Digital Resilience - A Key Skill For Our Children
What is it?
Developed as children spend more time online, digital resilience is often tested within a child’s personality as they inevitably encounter negative experiences whilst on the web. Children who are equipped with the tools to recognise when they are at risk online and know how to respond, set perfect examples of digital resilience. Our aim at Liscard is to instil E - Safety knowledge in our children to enable them to be aware when surfing the web, but most importantly react and tell if they see/hear/read inappropriate actions online.
At Liscard, we teach critical thinking skills, where children are encouraged to discuss their opinions on making the right choices about how they are behaving, the things they are seeing and comments they hear online. Children are also taught about CEOP and discuss best solution scenarios to teach them how to react to inappropriate content they may come across online.
How can you help?
- Always ensure you are in the room when your child is online.
- Set guidelines for how much screen time they are allowed - many free apps are available to download for full parental control of any device.
- Regularly discuss E Safety and ensure they know to tell you if they are unhappy with anything they’ve seen or heard online.
- Ensure your child is not accessing apps which allow strangers to contact via messaging....Fortnite, RoadBlox and PokemonGo are very popular with Liscard children - all of which have private messaging functions!
Are you an over-sharent?
It’s illegal in France, but flourishing in the UK. Sharenting is the practice of sharing once-private parenting moments on social media - to a potentially global audience
Who are you sharing family pictures with?
When you decide to share a picture with your loved ones, that doesn’t necessarily mean you want to include their loved ones and friends. Check your privacy settings are set to ‘friends only’ if you don’t want the world to see them; though remember, any images can be screen shot and passed on without your knowledge.
Does your child care?
It’s easy once they’re old enough to ask, but when children are little, it’s down to you to decide what images you share. How do you think they will feel when they’re old enough to have an opinion? In the end, only you can make that judgement call.
If you decide to join the thousands of parents who are vlogging, blogging and generally throwing open the doors of family life, check you are keeping them safe. Are they traceable because you’ve left location-tagging turned on the images? Are they in school uniform, letting the world know where your children are five days a week?
We tell our children to think before they share. The same advice applies to parents.
Article Credit: Vicki Shotbolt, CEO Parent Zone
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