We would love to use social media to connect with you guys this summer, but we’re absolutely committed to doing this in a safe and legal manner that protects you and safeguards your personal data.
Throughout the week we are going to be running challenges where we encourage you to send us videos of yourself taking part. Here are the things you need to know if you want to take part in this:
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Simon Overend, Head of Operations for Keswick Ministries: Simon.Overend@keswickministries.org
By submitting content to KY Social Media Accounts you are consenting to KY using this as part of the Virtually KY 2020 and in the future for marketing and publicity purposes.
KY will report any offensive content or safeguarding concerns to the appropriate body.
Parents and carers (and Youth Leaders) play an important role in helping young people to understand both the benefits and potential dangers of social media. You need to be aware of the platforms available to young people and the ones they are using – talk to them about keeping safe while using the internet and social media. Make sure that the social media sites are appropriate for them to use, many have age restrictions, these are in place for a reason – to keep them safe. If you think they need to wait to have a devise or use certain sites explain why and stick to it. Talk to them about what is appropriate to post and how to maintain their and others privacy, including geolocation settings. Agree boundaries for Social Media/internet use at home, church and during youth events/activities. Set parental controls/filters to block inappropriate content, use safe search engines and encourage use in communal areas. Be aware of ‘open’ wifi areas as these may expose young people to inappropriate content. Make sure they know how to report offensive content or block people who upset them. Keep talking to them about it!
There are a number of websites to help parents and carers keep their children/young people safe online: