PDSC Safeguarding both adults and children is about preventing the risk of harm from abuse or exploitation or having the ability to reduce it by raising awareness and supporting people in making informed decisions.
Online abuse is a major area of concern and cyber-enabled abuse and bullying is inescapable. The PDSC takes safeguarding very seriously and much of the advice we offer to SMEs can be applied to keeping individuals, and their children, safe online.
PDSC have worked closely with Child Safe Online Services and Your Virtual Santa to help define the very standards that this website and service is built on - safety by design, secure by design with the Digital Wellbing of Children at its heart and to provide peace of mind to parents, grand-parents and/or legal guardians.
Delivery of online video content to children has to be as well safe-guarded as teaching in a class-room. Those delivering the service have to also go beyond the basics in cyber-security, online safety, moderator and software training as a bare minimum.