Online Safety

 

The internet plays a big part in the lives of children today. It gives them a a huge range of opportunities socially, educationally and through online entertainment. Through the internet children have access to a world of information, experiences and interaction with others from across the world. Help protect your child online by teaching them online safety skills and how they can keep themselves safe. 

 

Recent news about online safety / apps

Music.ly and Live.ly

Children as young as nine are being groomed and bombarded with inappropriate messages on popular social media app Musical.ly and streaming site Lively.(Channel 4 report)

 

 

Click on the links below to find out more information from ParentZone about specific areas of online safety and how you and your children can keep safe.

Online Safety Policy
 

Amazon Prime

Setting safety and purchase restrictions.

Christmas Games

The titles your kids should - and shouldn't - ask for.

Clash of Clans

What parents need to know about the game kids love.

Critical Thinking

Help your child question what they see online.

Digital Detoxing

Does your child really need a digital detox?

FIFA

The latest version of the successful football game.

Netflix

Chill - we have Netflix parental controls covered.

Peer Pressure

Dealing with negative influence from online friends.

Pokemon Go

Helping your child catch Pokémon safely.

Social Media

Keep your child safe on Snapchat, Facebook, ect.

Virtual Reality

All you need to know about the latest tech craze.


 


Parent Zone

All about parent zone

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Tik Tok

All you need to know about the dangers of Tik Tok and keeping your child safe if they use it.

Musical.ly & Live.ly

Children as young as nine are being groomed and bombarded with inappropriate messages on popular social media app Musical.ly and streaming site Lively.
(Channel 4 report)

Fortnite

Find out all about the new online game that all kids want to play.

 

 

MOMO

Momo is a sinister ‘challenge’ that has been around for some time. It has recently resurfaced and once again has come to the attention of schools and children across the country.

 

 

Safety on Social Media

Below are links to guides on the most popular online apps your child may be using.

 

 

Online safety websites

 

ThinkUknow  

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.

Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

Thinkuknow is unique. It is underpinned by the latest intelligence about child sex offending from CEOP Command.

Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.

Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.

ParentZone

Parent Zone is devoted to providing expert information to families and schools. We find, curate and check the best available information on all of the issues that are caused or amplified by the internet.

CEOP

The NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.

Safety Net Kids

Hi! We are the Safety Net Kids! We call ourselves that because we have all been involved with Safety Net at looking at things that make us feel unsafe and working on them ourselves. To be safe means to be comfy and not scared.  We do things like standing up to bullies without being mean, listening to our bodies as they are clever at spotting danger and thinking about things we can do to make the areas where we live safer.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organisation dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.