Internet Safety Update 29.06.20

Good afternoon everyone,

We have just received the following update from the Darlington Internet Safety Partnership.

During lockdown many children and young people have been using a variety of popular streaming apps as a way of having fun, keeping in touch with friends and family and to meet new people. The most popular of these apps being TikTok.

We have had a number of parents and staff from within Darlington Borough Council  contact us with concerns around children using TikTok and similar apps and as an issue and concern it’s one that’s not going to go away anytime soon.

Thinkuknow have added some useful resources on the subject of streaming and a useful parent guide on TikTok that helps parents (and teachers) get a better understanding of how it works, what it does as well as the possible risks and dangers of using streaming apps.

The ‘Parents’ guide to TikTok can be found here – https://parentinfo.org/article/tiktok-what-parents-need-to-know?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=d422803b43-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_16_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-d422803b43-55257749

The streaming guide can be found here – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/parents/quick-guide-to-live-streaming.pdf

As well as the above links we also have some useful information already on these topics as well as other internet safety issues and guides on the DISP website www.darlington.gov.uk/disp

Many thanks and best wishes,

Mrs Gent

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