A new smartphone App SelfieCop teaches children to Stop-&-Think before taking or sharing photos.
It is highly likely that a number of children got a smartphone or other electronic hand held device over Christmas.
Whilst we should encourage our children to embrace such technology we know from our own experience of investigating incidents of Sexting just how impulsive children can be when using such devices.
In response, we wanted to make you aware of a new app which is on the market called ‘SelfieCop’. SelfieCop teaches children to Stop-&-Think before taking or sharing photos. It works in 2 ways:
- Everytime the camera is activated a message appears to remind kids that their photos could (ultimately) be seen by anyone.
- SelfieCop can also send parents a copy of photos taken by the camera, so they can be reviewed for safety (until their children are older).
By deterring Sexting the app also helps to:
- Reduce cyberbullying.
- Prevent the criminalisation of children.
More information is available on FROG OR alternatively you can visit the website: www.selfiecop.com
"SelfieCop is a useful tool that can help parents safeguard their children's online activities." ISPCC