This is to inform you of the launch of ‘Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know’. This is a series of four short animated films for parents and carers offering advice on how to help keep their children safe from the risks associated with sharing nude and nearly nude images.
The films aim to help parents and carers to:
- Understand young people’s motivations for sending nude selfies.
- Plan to respond positively and constructively to an incident in which their child has shared a nude selfie.
- Gain confidence and skills in initiating preventative conversations.
- Identify risky behaviours or situations and know where to seek help.
- Know how to get help if a child is at risk after sharing an image.
They are based on research findings from the European Commission-funded SPIRTO (Self-Produced Images: Risk Taking Online) Project and include:
Film One: Understanding Why
Film Two: Talking to your child
Film Three: When should I be worried?
Film Four: How to get help
The films are based on a two-year qualitative investigation led by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the University of Linköping (Sweden), Innocence in Danger (Germany) and the CEOP Command of the National Crime Agency.
To watch the four films, please click on the following link: ‘Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know’.
Also, please click on “Facebook” to get an advice on how to use Facebook safely.
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Helping parents keep their children safe online
Follow these tips for greater social media privacy:
Facebook – checking and changing your privacy settings
- Go to Privacy (there is a Privacy Shortcuts button on the top of the page)
- On ‘Who can see my stuff?’ click ‘Friends’
- On ‘Who can contact me’ click ‘Strict Filtering’
- For ‘Who can send me Friend Requests’ click ‘Friends of Friends’
- There is also an option here to Block people
Facebook – remove unwanted tags from multiple photos
- Go to your activity log
- Click ‘Photos’ in the left column
- Select the photos from which you’d like to remove a tag; click ‘Report/remove tags’
- Click ‘Untag photos’
- Removed tags will no long appear on the post or photo will still be visable to the audience it’s shared with.
Twitter – Protect tweets so that only your followers can see them
- Go to your account’s ‘Secruity and privacy’ settings
- Scroll down to the ‘Tweet privacy’ section and check the box next to ‘Protect my tweets’
- Click the blue ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the page. You will be prompted to enter your password to confirm the changes.
Instagram – Set photos to private so only your followers can see them
- Tap ‘Edit your profile’ next to your profile picture
- Turn on the ‘Posts are private’ setting and then tap ‘Done’
- If you have an android phone, tap the check mark instead to save your changes.