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GPP - Safe Practice on Social Networking Sites

These Good Practice Points  set out what health visitors need to know about Safe Practice on Social Networking Sites.

The use of social media (SoMe) such as Twitter and Facebook is very common in healthcare. The Department of Health accepts SoMe, in particular Twitter, as an established form of communication across health organisations. It has become a very useful way of sharing information from practice, education, services development and innovations in patient care.  This GPP provides up-to-date evidence and references.

Net Aware, the NSPCC and O2 website and app

Net Aware, the NSPCC and O2 website and app, providing information for parents or anyone working with children to stay up to date and keep children safe in today’s digital world, has been updated with new reviews from parents and young people. Fourteen new sites, apps and games now feature on the website and app including Yubo, Sarahah, Discord and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Net Aware provides online safety information and advice on privacy settings and other features, as well as recommended age guidance and risk ratings for inappropriate content.

NSPCC online course: Keeping children safe online

The NSPCC has updated its online introductory training course to help people who work with children learn how to keep them safe from online abuse. Learning outcomes include: how children use the internet and technology; the risks children take online; harmful online content; and how to make organisations safer places for children to go online.