KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE WHILST USING THE INTERNET. SOME HELPFUL LINKS AND INFORMATION.
National Online Safety work with hundreds of schools across the UK and have developed PDF guides aimed to empower parents, carers and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it is needed. Every Wednesday they produce free guides to focus on specific platforms/risks which they believe trusted adults should be aware of. Advice about computer games, Apps and online safety are only some of the areas covered.
Visit their website at here to access this information.
Please make sure that your parental control settings are at the appropriate level when your children are using devices at home. Some children have been very disturbed by sites that have popped up on their device when they are using them at home. The following link will help you to navigate the settings on your children's devices.
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The NSPCC provides really helpful information for parents about keeping children safe online
Magic 13 Facts about Facebook
Ways to stay safe on Facebook.
A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet are addressed. Childnet International produce an online CD guide specifically for parents KnowITAll -
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own edcational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
A beginners guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.
One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.
This website is about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles. It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.
Mind the Gap
This resource can be downloaded and used to help raise awareness and bridge the gap that sometimes exists.
Home and Family Guidelines
This document provides parents and carers with possible guidelines to support safe use of ICT.