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Advice to Bucks parents on keeping kids safe online

There are fears over how much time children may be spending online at the moment.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 5:51am 8th April 2020. 2-minute read.

Advice to Bucks parents on keeping kids safe online

As children spend more time at home in Buckinghamshire, one tech company has shared how to keep them safe online. 

SafeToNet has shared a series of tips on how to keep children who across the country, Including her in Buckinghamshire, are staying home. 

This for many will mean more time on devices, particularly as online platforms are used for classes. 

However, this brings worries from children's charities and organisations about unsafe content online. 

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SafeToNet is a cyber safety company and classes itself as a global authority in online safeguarding.

The pioneering SafeToNet app uses artificial intelligence to detect and filter predatory risks, like bullying, grooming, abuse and aggression, online in real-time.

Sarah Castro MBE, Head of Safeguarding at SafeToNet, and works as an independent advisor to the Metropolitan Police and she has shared some advice for parents.

Sarah spoke to Mix96 about the app and the importance of communication between parents and children:

"Its not going to show parents what they are doing, who they are talking to or what they are saying. But it will give them a risk level while they're using their mobile devices which will then prompt a conversation between the parent and child.

"Spend time talking to children about their online activities, learn what your child is doing and the different games they're playing. Understand their online world because its very different to the one we know as parents."

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