An Introduction to Online Platforms

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Myleene Klass Advocate of protecting children on the internet
Webinar 2min

Most children's introduction to the online world is via video-sharing platforms like YouTube, while social media begins to appeal as they approach their teenage years. While these platforms are undoubtedly entertaining and engaging, they can also be highly addictive and expose young people to a variety of other online risks. Our short video, presented by Myleene Klass, will quickly raise your awareness of online platforms and how children and young people use them.

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Most kids use social media and other online platforms as much as adults do, and often in the same ways. It can provide an escape from real life, a chance to build an identity, or simply a form of entertainment.

But as adults also know, these online platforms can be very addictive – it can also leave children and young people feeling exposed and vulnerable to a huge number of risks.

That’s why it’s important that parents and carers get to grips with the huge variety of online platforms popular with children and young people and that seem to become the latest craze.

This webinar is presented by broadcaster and online safety advocate Myleene Klass. Its content has been developed in collaboration with our expert Heather Cardwell, a practising online safety lead who is CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) trained.