I work with People with Learning Disabilities; some of the people we work with are also Autistic.
I am looking for resources around staying safe on messaging apps - WhatsApp and SnapChat, for example. Ideally they would cover sexting, sending photos and judging how to stay safe on these apps. I can find resources for young people, but wondering if there’s something aimed at older adults.
Any suggestions about where I could look, please?
Hi. I am not aware of anything specific to the apps you mention, and I would advise against an over-focus on specific apps, it is more about developing critical thinking and resilience that can be applied widely across all online activity. PLUS having a culture in which any worries can be reported and receive a supportive response. I have uploaded a resource list we use for our new training for social care staff and family carers on Online Harms, Grooming, Learning Disabilities and Autism.
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Clive Parry reacted to your message:
Thanks everyone for the links; I’ll take a good look.
I agree, it’s about developing the critical thinking skills, which can be so difficult to harness in the moment.
Thanks again everyone. Have a good day!
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