Online Safety for Parents

There are lots of great places to get hold of more information as a parent.  Please try one of these links:

 

Think-U-Know and CEOP

http://thinkuknow.co.uk

http://ceop.gov.uk

 

Online Bullying Particularly

Childnethttp://www.childnet.com/

Advice and information for Children and Families and professionals covering a range of potential issues but with clearly focussed advice for Online Bullying.

Childlinehttp://www.childline.org.uk/

Information and a helpline for young people.  Having someone they don’t know to turn to in case of an issue can be very valuable.

Bullying UKhttp://www.bullying.co.uk/

Advice and support for families and young people on a range of bullying issues including Online Bullying.

 

General Online Safety

BBC Webwisehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/
Information and advice about all aspects of using the Internet safety and efficiently aimed at Young People aged around Secondary School age.  Includes lots of information and advice about Online Bullying.

Internet Mattershttp://internetmatters.org
Tonnes of advice for families on how to use the internet safely.  They have help sheets on devices and how to control their internet access.

Common Sense Mediahttp://www.commonsensemedia.org

This site categorises a very wide range of media including films, computer games and books.  It gives recommended ages and a review of why they give the rating and what to watch out for.  A great resource to turn to before watching a film or giving a game.

South West Grid for Learning – Online Safety Resources – http://swgfl.org.uk/products-services/esafety/resources

Advice for schools and parents.  They have checklists on a range of social media sites with advice on how to stay safe online.

Digitally Confidenthttp://www.digitallyconfident.org

This site includes information and resources for families to help all ages become more confident online.

Get Safe Onlinehttp://www.getsafeonline.org

Learn about the risks of online life and understand the urgency of protecting your family.

Net Awarehttps://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Guide to social networks and apps that children use.

Be Internet Awesome – https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en

Games and information to help children learn how to behave safely online.

 

Taking Control…

Qustodiohttps://www.qustodio.com/

Remote control of children’s devices and phones

Kidslox– https://kidslox.com/

Remote control of children’s devices and phones similar to Qustodio

 

UK Online Safety Centre’s Advice 

What to do if your child sees something upsetting online” is a post which has some great tips for how to talk to your child and deal with something which has gone wrong!

 

Fortnite issues?

If you want a sensational take on Fortnite then head over to the Sun! https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6032635/fortnite-warning-nca-paedophiles-grooming-children-online/

 

 

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