YOUTH & COMMUNITY
Keeping Young People Safe Online
The EJSU Youth Worker provides workshops for young people and parents. There are links here to useful websites for parents/carers.
YP Online Reports
From the plethora of studies and reports on the online activity of young people, I have chosen to
highlight two below.
The first was conducted by Barnardos in 2019, entitled ‘Left to Their own Devices’. It gives a good
insight into how young people were engaging online before the advent of COVID 19 and the
restrictions of lockdown.
The second report by Ofcom was conducted over a 6 year period and, was completed in August 2020
when it seemed there may be some relaxation of lockdown rules. Nevertheless, it lets parents see
the progression from 2014 and lets them judge the extent to which lockdown may have impacted on
young people’s lives in the first half of 2020.
Left to Their own Devices – Barnardos:
Children’s Media Lives, Revealing Reality – Ofcom:
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O2 and NSPCC Net Aware. Helping you keep your children safe online.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline
Parent-Info – Help and advice for families in a digital world
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors
Young people from EJSU can advocate on behalf of their peers by becoming members of the EJSU Youth Form. This can ultimately lead to representation at the annual sitting of the UK Youth Parliament.
The EJSU Youth Worker works with young people on their personal development, which can lead to certification from recognised UK bodies.
Holiday activities, weekend outings, projects, workshops etc. are delivered by the EJSU Youth Worker. The first step is to register consent for your young person.