Useful Links and Videos

 

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.

 

Hot Topics

 

• The "Momo Challange"

There is a lot of concern around the "Momo Challange. This is actually a hoax. These links should help you understand more about how the myth has spread.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47393510

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/28/viral-momo-challenge-is-a-malicious-hoax-say-charities

• Parents Guide to Fortnite

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

• Parents Guide to Tik Tok

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/tiktok-everything-you-need-know-about-video-production-app

• Snapchat Snap Map

https://support.snapchat.com/en-GB/a/snap-map-about 

and setting "Ghost Mode"

https://support.snapchat.com/en-GB/a/snap-map-location-settings

• Parent's Guide to Young Children and Screen Time

https://www.childnet.com/ufiles/Young-children-and-screen-time---a-guide-for-parents-and-carers.pdf

 

 

Links to sites with useful information

 

Advice for Parents and Guardians

 

• Parent Zone Digital Parenting Guide

(previous editions can be found HERE )

• Parent Zone Parent Guides to apps, games and social media sites

parentzone.org.uk/advice/parent-guides

• NSPCC and O2 Internet Safety Advice

• UK Safer Internet Centre 

www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

• Childnet 

www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

• Get Safe Online

www.getsafeonline.org/

• Think you know 

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

• CEOP - Report Abuse Site

www.ceop.police.uk/

• PEGI Game Age ratings

www.pegi.info/

• Report Illegal Content

www.iwf.org.uk

• Create a Family Agreement template

www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/online-safety/share-aware-family-agreement.pdf

• Resource for parent guide for good apps and games for young people

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

• A Parents Guide to Building Girls' Body Confidence

parentinfo.org/sites/default/files/Uniquely%20Me_0_0.pdf

• Parents Guide to Pokemon Go

parentinfo.org/article/pok-mon-go-a-parents-guide

• Parent's Guide to Minecraft

nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/minecraft-a-parents-guide/

 

 

Controlling Apps and Websites

Advice for parents for many apps and sites

www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/

• Safety and Privacy Settings for Social Media Apps

parentinfo.org/article/setting-safety-and-privacy-settings-for-social-media-apps

• Facebook Safety Advice

www.facebook.com/safety

Instagram Tips for Parents

help.instagram.com/154475974694511

Snapchat Safety Centre

www.snapchat.com/safety

  Twitter Safety and Security

help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security

• Google Safe Search

support.google.com/websearch/answer/510?hl=en&ref_topic=3378866

• YouTube Restricted Mode

support.google.com/youtube/answer/174084?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

 

Controlling Devices

 

Advice for parents for many devices

www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/

• iPad and iPhones - Setting up restrictions

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201304

• Google/ Android - Family Link

safety.google/families/parental-supervision

• Android Tablet - Setting up controls

https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/3175031?hl=en-GB

• Google Play - Parental guide

https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/6209547?hl=en-GB&ref_topic=3364260

• Xbox - Setting up parental controls

https://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-360/security/xbox-live-parental-control

• Playstation - Setting up parental controls

https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/get-help/help-library/my-account/parental-controls/ps4-parental-controls/

• Microsoft Windows - Family Safety

https://account.microsoft.com/family/

• Nintendo Switch - Parental controls

https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Nintendo-Switch/Nintendo-Switch-Parental-Controls/Nintendo-Switch-Parental-Controls-1183145.html

• Amazon Fire Tablet - Setting up controls

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201540610


 

 

 

Videos

 

Here are some videos which show problems young people face. A word of caution, on YouTube comments may be posted by individuals and may not be controlled or moderated. Some of the videos are aimed for older pupils.

 

 

"Animal Magic" Internet Safety Cartoon from CEOP (aimed at 5 - 8 year olds)

 

(Download your own copy of the associated "Top Tips" Poster)

 

"Jigsaw" Internet Safety video from CEOP (aimed at 8-10 year olds)

"BBC Newsround Internet Safety Film" (aimed at 8-10 year olds)

Grooming (aimed at 11-16 year olds)

"Let's Fight It Together" Cyberbulling video from Childnet

Sexting (aimed at 11-16 year olds)

 

People to talk to


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

 

For Adults:

 

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

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