New Guidance to Keep Children Safe Online During Lockdown
The government has today published new advice to help people, particularly children, stay safe online during the coronavirus outbreak. With more people than ever working from home and many children using the internet for education and entertainment, there are increased risks of exposure to online harms such as cyberbullying and disinformation. To combat this, today’s government guidance sets out a four-point plan and recommends reviewing security and safety settings, checking facts and guarding against disinformation, being vigilant against fraud and scams, and managing the amount of time spent online. The guidance follows work between the government and child safety organisations to assess the impact of coronavirus on child online safety and bolster ways of working together to protect children online.
The guidance can be found at: www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-staying-safe-online