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Accessing the Internet Safely
We are living in a society that has an ever-increasing online presence. Right now, pupils will be spending more time online, and It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. The NSPCC website can help with setting up parental controls, advice about inappropriate content, online games and provide you with free access to ‘O2 Gurus’ that will answer any worries or concerns you may have about keeping your child safe online. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
The Net Aware section gives advice on 62 different social apps with guidance on ‘Age Rating’ as well as how much ‘Risk’ the NSPCC consider the social site may contain. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
The Key have also put together some useful information for parents with a focus on different social media apps.
WWW.PEGI.info – This site helps parents make informed decisions when buying video games. Also gives information about protecting children using parental control tools on Consoles, Handhelds, tablets and Smartphones.
· search facility for resources aimed at Parents
· Good to know about play like share for 8-10 yrs old
· Advice about online safety when your child gets their first phone
https://www.askaboutgames.com/ Ask about games has information for parents on video games with input from experts and advice from the VSC ratings board PEGI. Short videos provide quick and clear intro to content that matters most to families.
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/resources-parents-and-carers Advice centre for parents tips advice and resources to help children have positive experience online.
https://www.internetmatters.org/ A website in partnership with EE Sky Facebook Nowtv BT Samsung Talk Talk Virgin BBC and Google helping parents keep children safe online. Lots of easy to watch videos and resources.
https://www.childnet.com/resources/ has many great resources for children and young people.
https://parentinfo.org/ has help and advice for families in a digital world and a fortnightly newsletter to sign up to.
CEOP parentZone https://parentzone.org.uk/resources/ceop - signup for upto date information about internet safety.