Online Safety Update

Did you know that Friday 16th June 2017 was STOP CYBERBULLYING DAY?

Did you know Stop Cyberbullying Day now has its own official website?

Did you know that Stop Cyberbullying Day is an internationally recognized day of raising awareness and activities (on and offline)?


Find out more at: stop cyber bullying

Some Cyberbullying Statistics:

  • 90% of young victims do not inform adults of online bullying issues
  • Girls are twice as likely to experience cyberbullying
  • Over 40% of all UK Secondary school students have been bullied online
  • Cyberbullying can lead to depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, self-harming, social isolation and, in the worst cases, suicide
  • What is Cyberbullying? website


The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement have just published a new report #Statusofmind:


Instagram and Snapchat are identified in the report as being detrimental to young people’s mental health and wellbeing

13+!  Instagram’s Minimum Age is 13+

(According to Instagram’s Terms and Conditions)

What is Instagram?

Instagram is an App which allows:

  • the user to share pictures and videos
  • the user to post content and use ‘hashtags’ to share experiences, thoughts or memories with online communities
  • the user to follow friends, family, celebrities and companies
  • live streaming


Would you know if your child is using Instagram?

  • Did you know that it is very easy for anybody of any age to register with Instagram?
  • Did you know that there is no way to stop underage children from creating an account?
  • Did you know that underage (13+) children could be seeing inappropriate content

Would you like to find out more about Instagram (and other popular Apps such as Snapchat)?

Visit the NSPCC and O2’s website NetAware and find out more about how to start a conversation with your child about using Instagram and how to set ‘Privacy Settings’