- Instagram Parents Guide
- Kik Messenger Parents' Guide
- ooVoo Parents' Guide
- Omegle Parents' Guide
- Snapchat Parents Guide
- Yellow Parents Guide
- YouNow Parents' Guide
- YouTube Parents Guide
- Factsheet for Parents: Reporting to CEOP
- Factsheet for Parents: Grooming
- Factsheet for parents: Using parental controls
- Factsheet for parents: Worried your child will see something inappropriate online
- Factsheet for parents: Worried your child has shared too much online
• iPod Touch
www.commonsensemedia.org - Provides trustworthy & reliable age appropriate media reviews - videos, games & films.
http://uk.safesearchkids.com - UK delivers safe results from google.co.uk, powered by Google
http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-live/online-privacy-and-safety/online-safety - Find out how to set up privacy settings for children accessing games via Xbox LIVE.
www.internetmatters.org - What children are doing online, issues that might be affecting children, how to take action.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk - Support and guidance for teachers, parents, carers and children.
www.digizen.org - Cyberbullying and social networking advice.
www.kidsmart.org.uk - Online e-Safety learning for the whole family.
www.childnet.com - Hot topics and how to get to grips with digital issues.
www.saferinternet.org.uk/about/helpline - UK Safer Internet.
http://www.vodafone.com/content/index/parents.html - Online magazine with helpful advice for parents and carers.
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ - Helpful advice and tools.
In these times, we know that children are more reliant upon the use of technology and the internet. We want the children to be able to use devices for their education, to stay in touch with friends and family and for fun! We do however know that there are people out there who will exploit this and target children. It is as important as ever to ensure that the platforms your children use are safe and secure.
As part of our online safety support, we have updated the school website with 'how to' guides and resources that will help to to keep your children safe online. These platforms are the most common at this time, but do bear in mind that new apps and platforms are made all the time. We aim to keep our website up to date with any changes so please keep an eye out.
A few top tips for keeping young people safe online are:
- Check the device and platform's privacy settings regularly;
- Use devices in a shared room (not in bedrooms);
- Discuss dangers or safety concerns little and often;
- Use the age limits of apps and media accounts- they are there for your child's protection.
If you have any concerns about the safety of your child online, please visit the CEOP website below or get in touch with us at school.
How to guides and helpful resources can be found in the sections below.