Society today is reliant on technology and social media to entertain, educate and support our day-to-day lives, and these behaviours are being translated down to children at a younger age. It’s reported that 25% of children under the age of 6 have access to a smartphone, and spend up to 21 hours a week using them.
Educators and parents are constantly trying to understand the worlds children are able to access. New social media sites are creating an attention economy that relies on shock value to entice kids to try potential harmful challenges, constant new avenues and capabilities for cyberbullying, or extreme situations where lack of monitoring potentially puts children within the reach of predators.
But where does this put schools and educators? The excuse of “this is up to the ICT teachers” no longer applies. Technology can encompass young people’s lives, and it’s up to everyone to be able to recognise these harmful behaviours.
Join us on the 10th June at 3PM BST to discuss the new and constantly changing world of online behaviour, and digital safety solutions need to become a priority.
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On this webinar, we will discuss:
- Peer-to-peer online harms
- Adult-to-child online harms
- Safety tips and policies educators can enforce in the classroom
- Future trends in harmful online behaviour