Safeguarding during School Closure
Keeping in touch online
In the current environment, many of us are using different ways to try and keep in touch with our friends and family. One app that has risen in popularity is Houseparty, which gained the no.1 spot on the app store after becoming one of the most downloaded apps since social isolation was introduced. Billed as a ‘face to face social network’ the platform launched in 2016 but isn’t as widely known as Facebook, WhatsApp or Snapchat. That’s why www.nationalonlinesafety.com created this guide for parents and carers to help them understand exactly what Houseparty is all about.
Remote learning can be a great way to continue learning outside the classroom, particularly in difficult circumstances. For students, it’s the perfect way to ensure they still get the education they need, despite not being at school. However it also requires a level of discipline and careful planning. This guide has been created to help pupils understand different aspects of remote learning and to support them in ensuring their experience is as safe and secure as it can be.
The National Online Safety website has lots of guides to support parents to ensure they understand the safety aspects of the apps and online programs the children are using. These guides will help you ensure the settings are set to safeguard children as much as possible.