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Family Advice Line
A new phone advice line for parents and carers across Devon has been launched which will offer advice on specific issues around children and family relationships, including any communication issues or conflict between partners. The number for the new service is 01392 949059 and it will be staffed from 10 am – 2 pm Monday to Friday.
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As part of the #WakeUpWednesday campaign, there is a free online safety guide for schools to share with parents and carers about Kik Messenger; a free messaging app aimed at users aged thirteen and over. Used by more than 300 million people worldwide, Kik lets users exchange messages, photos, videos, GIFs and web pages with friends, family, chatbots and even strangers.
Unlike WhatsApp, Kik doesn’t require a user to sign up with a phone number. Instead, friends can be added via their username, making it easier for users to receive unwanted contact from strangers. Police in the UK issued a safety warning earlier in the year, claiming that Kik has featured in ‘more than 1,100 child sexual abuse cases in the last five years’ and that ‘children are at risk’ on the app. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45568276). Please click on the link for further details.
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