There is a wealth of information available to parents, teachers and young people to help keep themselves safe on-line.
During my presentations to parents and teachers, I point the audience to the following web links where you can go for more detailed advice and help.
If you think it is useful, please feel free to add a link to this page on your school's website.
•Buying your child a new phone
A great program from EE to give help, advice and guidance to parents and also a fun, online course for kids to ensure they understand how to use theirphone safely. It is free and you do not have to be an EE customer. It is backed by internetmatters.org
There is also a short video about the program
• Understanding the risks of sending nudes
• Tool to report and remove sexual images
Tool to help young people under 18 in the UK to confidentially report sexual images and videos of themselves and remove them from the internet.
• Parents Guide to Fortnite
• Parents Guide to Tik Tok
• Snapchat Snap Map
How location services are used
and setting "Ghost Mode"
• Parent's Guide to Young Children and Screen Time
Advice for Parents and Guardians
• Parent Zone Parent Guides to apps, games and social media sites
• National Online Saftey #WakeUpWednesday
Excellent collection of guides for parents. You can subscribe to have them emailed to you.
• Internetmatters.org help and guidance for parents
• Reporting harmful content
a site which lists many of the reporting tools in one place.
• Site for lots of gaming advice for parents
• NSPCC Keeping children safe online
• UK Safer Internet Centre
• Get Safe Online
• Think you know
• CEOP - Report Abuse Site
• PEGI Game Age ratings
• Report Illegal Content
• Resource for parent guide for good apps and games for young people
Controlling Apps and Websites
• Advice for parents for many apps and sites
• Facebook Safety Advice
• Instagram Tips for Parents
• Snapchat Safety Centre
• Twitter Safety and Security
• WhatsApp Safety Tips
• Google Safe Search
• YouTube Restricted Mode
• Advice for parents for many devices
• iPad and iPhones - Setting up restrictions
• Google/ Android - Family Link
• Google Play - Parental guide
• Xbox - Setting up parental controls
• Playstation - Setting up parental controls
• Microsoft Windows - Family Safety
• Nintendo Switch - Parental controls
• Amazon Fire Tablet - Setting up controls
For Young People:
Children can talk in confidence to ;
Childline on 0800 1111 - calls to this number are free and will not be listed on the telephone bill
or can click on this link www.childline.org.uk
Samaritans provide confidential emotional support for people, if you are worried, feel upset or confused and just want to talk. You can:
Phone on 116 123 (the number is free to call)
Email the Samaritans: Jo@samaritans.org