New Resource for Parents and Children
A new digital safety and wellbeing kit for parents and a safety guide for children has been produced by Children’s Commissioner and leading privacy law firm Schillings for free download.
The digital safety and wellbeing kit provides useful tips and guidance to help protect your child on a range of issues including:
• Video calling
• Ensuring your device and web browser are set up and updated correctly
• Tips regarding best practice with your username and passwords
• Download the Children’s guide to staying safe here
• Download the Parent’s digital safety and wellbeing kit here
The kit also contains updated guidance around their digital 5 a day guide which looks at how to balance your child’s screen time and improve their wellbeing.
TIC+ offers a Parent Support & Advice Line. If your child lives in Gloucestershire and is between the ages of 0 and 25 and you, as a parent or carer, would like support, please get in touch. To make it easier to reach out for help we offer a choice of ways to contact us on Freephone 0800 6525675 or web-chat. Whichever option you choose, there is no need to make an appointment, drop-in anytime during our open hours.
Alternatively, if you would like to arrange counselling for a young person who lives in Gloucestershire and is aged 9-21, they can get support from our TIC+ counsellors. All they, or someone they trust, needs to do is call us on 01594 372777 or text us on 07520 634063 to give us some details so we can arrange an appointment.
If you need to speak to someone urgently, call NHS 111 (on 111) or the Samaritans on 116 123. There’s always someone there to help, and any conversations you have with them are confidential.
For more advice check out our SUPPORT RESOURCES page!