We know online safety is vital and we want to tell you how we make sure that Karisma Kidz and Moodville are safe places for your children to play.
We strive to be the safest place on the internet and we do this by:
- Providing a completely closed platform that does not involve children communicating with other people across the internet. In fact, because we know how important real, face-to-face friendships are, we actively encourage children to complete offline tasks to promote their social development, and not make virtual friends with people they may never meet. This is the ONLY way to 100% guarantee that children are safe from online grooming and other internet dangers.
- Building self-esteem through games and online activities and promoting parent-child communication to promote attachment and reduce the risk of children developing mental health issues that make them more vulnerable to abuse.
- Partnering with tablets and organisations that share our ethical approach and build features into their devices to add additional layer of protection without compromising on fun – e.g. the Kurio
It’s important to talk to your children about safe internet use. This includes agreeing time limits for screen time as well as giving them skills to keep them safe.
Here are some online safety tips to share with your child:
- Only set up an online account with the permission of your parent – don’t let anyone else provide verification for an account.
- Never give out personal information online. Your real name, age, where you live, where you go to school, your phone number or names of your friends.
- Never share your password with anyone, except your parents.
- If someone does or says anything online to make you feel uncomfortable, tell your parent, guardian or teacher straight away.
- Choose a nickname that doesn’t give away your real name, or location.
For more information, please go to:
Childnet – www.kidsmart.org.uk – gives general safety advice for young people.
Think you Know (CEOP) – www.thinkuknow.co.uk – somewhere you can report nasty things that happen to you.
Childline – www.childline.org.uk – if you want to chat to someone via email or phone.