Online Safety

The internet is an amazing resource which enables us to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However the internet is always changing and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge.

For Parents:

​To help you find out more about the games your children are playing, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/​. Using this website, you can search different games and apps and find out the recommended age as well as a summary describing the game. Parents should be aware that many of the games below are not recommended for children under the age of thirteen.

At present a very popular game is Fortnite. Please follow the links for two very useful guides for parents:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-fortnite

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/fortnite-everything-you-need-know-about-online-game

Another very popular app is Tik Tok (formerly called Musical.ly). Please follow the link for a very useful guide for parents:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-musically

Please see below for regular updates for parents.

 

Some other useful websites for parents:

https://www.bbc.com/ownit

http://parentinfo.org

http://parentzone.org.uk

https://www.net-aware.org.uk

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ ​

http://www.internetmatters.org (has guides to using parental controls)​

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk  ​UK Internet Safety Centre: (has guides to using parental controls)

http://www.connectsafely.org/  (guides to Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Google+)​

http://www.net-aware.org.uk/​

http://www.getsafeonline.org/​

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ ​

Vodafone’s online digital parenting magazine: http://www.vodafone.com/parents​

 

For children:

If you want to learn how to stay safe online while playing games, visit this website, http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ for fun games and activities. There are different sections and games depending on how old you are.

Some other useful websites for children:

http://www.digizen.org/kids/

http://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary

 

Some safe search engines:

http://primaryschoolict.com

http://www.kidrex.org

http://www.swiggle.org.uk

 

Talk Talk Parental Controls Guidance

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Top Tips for Managing Your Child's First Digital Steps

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Online Safety KS2 Pupils' AUP September 2018

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Online Safety KS1 Pupils' AUP September 2018

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Online Safety Parents' AUP September 2018

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Right Click: Internet Safety Matters Presentation Feb 2016

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Online Safety Parental Controls Guidance

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Online Safety Policy September 2018

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