Most children use some form of social media or messaging via apps like What’s App or within games like Roblox. Many visit these sites every day.
There are plenty of good things about social media and these messaging choices — but also many risks and things children should avoid. They don't always make good choices when they post something to a site, and this can lead to problems.
With this in mind, our focus this week is emphasising to children that “nothing can be deleted from the internet”.
Posting an inappropriate photo can damage a reputation and cause problems years later.
Even posting a mean-spirited message, even as a joke, can be very hurtful to someone else and even taken as a threat.
What’s even worse is no matter how much you might regret a message or video you have posted, you can never guarantee that something has been entirely scrubbed from the internet.
There are cookies and caches, and with people’s ability to screenshot, it means that it does not matter how quickly you take down a post, the chances are someone has spotted it and nabbed it for the future.
Therefore we here at Moorcroft Wood would recommend children consider the below three points before posting anything online…
Finally, please remember that should you have any concerns about any of these weekly e-safety tips, please do not hesitate to speak to either your child’s teacher or a member of the Moorcroft Wood management team.