This three-minute animation tackles the parental concern of ‘Who are your kids talking to online?’, providing practical tips for parents and teachers to help their children and students stay safe online. European Schoolnet (host organisation of Insafe), together with Liberty Global, launched the animation aimed at educating parents on children’s safety online.
At the end of the animation, eight informative tip sheets give practical advice on how to deal with a variety of issues that youngsters might encounter online:
Facts shared throughout the animation draw on findings from the EU Kids Online Study. Professor Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Director of the Study said:
“I really welcome the development of this lively and engaging resource, as it does a great job of informing parents about what their children are doing online. It’s important to debunk some myths and realise that, for most children, the internet is far more an opportunity than a source of worry.
“This animation gives some helpful tips, based on the specific insights from our pan-European survey of 25,000 children and parents. The idea is that rather than feeling excluded or worrying in private, parents can find a way to share, discuss or join in with some of their children’s experience online and so guide them all the more effectively.”
Further information and reports from the EU Kids Online project can be found at www.eukidsonline.net