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Useful Resources

Advice for Parents

robot_350_350px_.pngParental Controls advice on setting up parental controls on devices

Parent Zone  lots of advice and tips for parents

Internet Matters  tips to help parents keep their kids safe online

Internet connected devices 

Internet connected devices are devices or toys that are connected to the internet via WiFi, Bluetooth or a physical connection like a USB cable. They can also be connected to each other.

Instant Messaging  guide to the latest trends

SWGfL Online Resources

a charity ensuring children benefit from technology, free from harm


Gaming and Streaming

robot_350_350px_.pngGaming advice on online gaming and how to do it safely 

Live Streaming and Video Apps  using live streaming platforms and video apps safely

What is Minecraft 

Minecraft remains one of the world’s most popular games, with over 140 million monthly users in 2021.

So how does Minecraft work, and how safe is it for children? Parent Zone has everything you need to know. 


Young Children

robot_350_350px_.pngUnder 5's online  keeping young children safe online 

Jessie & Friends  fun animation videos for children and parents about online safety

Cbeebies apps     CBeebies apps are available to download for free

BBC iplayer for kids  Children aged under-13 can have their own iPlayer profile


Cyber Bullying

robot_350_350px_.pngChildline  use childline message board to talk to others about cyber bullying

Cyber Bullying  advice on cyber bullying

Sexting and sending nudes advice on sharing sexual images and texts online

Removing a nude image shared online  follow the steps to get your image or video removed from the internet. 

UK Safer Internet

online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online

The internet, relationships and you

Advice from CEOP Education at the National Crime Agency on socialising online, healthy relationships and what to do if you are worried about something online.

Doxxing and keeping your children safe

Doxxing is when someone on the internet (the doxxer) posts personal information about someone else (the victim) for the world to see. This information is sensitive, meaning it can be used to figure out who someone really is, where they live and how to contact them. Find out more about keeping children safe online.


Educational Resources

robot_350_350px_.pngBBC Bitesize Online Safety  KS3 revision and test on online safety

Online communication and online safety   BBC Bitesize topic

Staying safe online  BBC Newsround videos

Own It  BBC app to help stay safe online

Stay safe online  BBC newsround feature

Talking about Online Safety

Advice for parents

robot_350_350px_.pngTalk regularly to your child about what they are doing online.

Be relaxed and your child will feel more confident to share their interests.

Take a look at the  games, sites and social media your child is using.


robot_350_350px_.pngChildren need the internet to research homework as well talking to their friends.

Be positive but also open about anything you're worried about. You could say "I think this site's really good" or "I'm a little worried about things I've seen here."

Find out if they are worried about anything, and let them know they can come to you.


robot_350_350px_.pngTalk about their friends online and how they know they are who they say they are.

Listen for the reasons why your child wants to use apps or sites you don't think are suitable, so you can talk about these together.


robot_350_350px_.pngDiscuss with your child about age appropriate sites and content and the age restrictions websites and social media platforms have.

Be clear about when they can access Snapchat and Instagram for example.

 

Tips for Online Safety

Top Tips

robot_350_350px_.pngAgree some rules about how they spend their time online

Set up parental controls on your child’s device


robot_350_350px_.pngHelp them master the basics

Look out for signs they might need some support


robot_350_350px_.pngFind the right time to talk about online safety