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Could you be part of the O2-NSPCC Parent Advisory Board?
Read on for your chance to win an iPad mini…
In August we launched our partnership with the NSPCC to help keep kids safe online. Research undertaken by YouGov uncovered that 60% of children modified their online behaviour as a result of conversations. With this in mind, the partnership is focused on giving parents the knowledge, tools and confidence to have these early, regular and informed conversations with their children about online safety.
So far we’ve been really busy on our mission to help all families stay safe online. We’ve launched the O2-NSPCC online safety helpline – 0800 800 5002, an online safety hub – and in early 2016 we’ll be launching co-delivered online safety workshops for parents across 4 areas – Leeds, Birmingham, Northern Ireland and London.
Building on this, we’re looking for parents or carers of children aged 8-16, who are passionate about technology and making the online world a safer place to be part of our O2-NSPCC Parent Advisory Board. With 500 parents at its heart, the Parent Advisory Board will empower other parents to have great conversations with their children about online safety. The Parent Advisory Board will do this by contributing to Net Aware; a no-nonsense online tool on the social networking sites and apps that children use, which was launched by the NSPCC in January 2015.
In practice members will need to review a number of these social networking sites and apps on elements including the sign-up process, safety information available, reporting and privacy settings. With the help of the Parent Advisory Board, we’ll be able to ensure that Net Aware offers parents the most up-to-date information by parents and for parents.
What’s in it for me?
Not only can you play your part in making the online world a safer world for children, but you’ll also have the chance to win one of two iPads.
Click to become part of Parent Advisory Board today.