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Keeping Children Safe Online

These pages are to provide some help with setting up parental controls for your children on the internet to keep them safe. It also contains lots of other useful hints and tips.

 

We all realise how important it is to keep our children safe when they are online and using the internet. Please visit the websites below for the latest e-safety information. The Internet Matters website in particular, has lots of tips and advice on how each member of the family can stay safe as possible when surfing the web. It gives an interactive, step by step guidance on how to set Parental Controls for the main Internet Service Providers.

 

Websites providing guidance for parents

 

Internet Matters

Information, Advice and Support to Keep Children Safe Online
 

 

Think You Know      

Protecting your children from abuse online

Childnet

Know IT All for Parents - interactice e-safety guide for parents and carers

UK Safer Internet Centre

Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe on the internet

Parent Zone

Parent Zone is devoted to providing expert information to families and schools

CEOP Police

Report online aduse

NSPCC Net Aware

Parents guide to the social networks your kids use

Share Aware

Video about sharing information on the internet 

The Girl's Day School Trust

A series of videos and factsheets called 'Live My Digital' to help parents help their children to stay safe online. The series consists of six short films for parents and six matching films for children, which aims to empower families to use docial media safely and responsibly.

 

Channel 4 News

We are aware that there are children in school who are using the musical.lu app. Please take a moment to view the following link from Channel 4 news. The report details the dangers that children face when using this app.

Childnet Online Etiquette

Online etiquette or 'netiquette' - The dos and don'ts of online communication

Childnet Snapchat Map Guidance

Snapchat has introduced a new feature, the 'Snap Map'. This location based map allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, as well as seeing location based on photos and videos.

Free Internet Safety Resources

To help parents ensure their children stay safe online whilst getting to explore and discover new things we've pulled together a list of our resources you can access for free which provide information and advice for parents about internet safety.

 

 

Internet Safety Advice Videos

Online safety webinar from the team in the South East region

 

HMI Dan Lambert and SHMI Hilary Macdonald discuss online safety with Lorin LaFave of The Breck Foundation. The webinar features four short films, covers what Ofsted looks at on inspection, and highlights plenty of tips. This handout for further sources of information was available during the webinar: https://www.slideshare.net/Ofstednews/online-safety-useful-information-for-children-parents-and-staff

Online safety webinar from the team in the South East region

HMI Dan Lambert and SHMI Hilary Macdonald discuss online safety with Lorin LaFave of The Breck Foundation. The webinar features four short films, covers what Ofsted looks at on inspection, and highlights plenty of tips. This handout for further sources of information was available during the webinar: https://www.slideshare.net/Ofstednews/online-safety-useful-information-for-children-parents-and-staff

Where's Klaus

Safer Internet Day Film

Beware of the Cyber Playground | Child Internet Safety Summit 2013

Uploaded by AVG Technologies on 2013-07-11.

Guidance for parents and mobile devices

Texting & Messaging Key Points

 

Whilst we all agree that mobile technology is great in allowing our children easy access to the internet and to contact friends and relations, we must also be aware of our responsibilities when we allow our children access to these technologies.

Do you know who your children are texting or messaging? Do you know what they are saying? Are they bullying or intimidating? Are they being bullied or intimidated by others?

There are simple steps you can take to make sure your children are texting and messaging responsibly.

 

1. Do not allow them to have private accounts – know their passwords and user names so you can check their texts and messages. Check their messages on a regular basis. Facebook does not allow children under 13 to have an account.

 

2. Do not allow your children to have their phone or tablet in their bedroom, make sure they use these devices where other members of the family are around and only at certain times.

 

3. If your child does receive unpleasant messages block the number from their device – teach them how to do this. Do not reply; keep the message to show someone and tell a trusted adult as soon as possible.

 

4. Encourage your child to think before they text or message. They should think: Could my message be misunderstood? What do I really want to say? Would I say this if I was talking face to face with the person?

 

For further information please visit: http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

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