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

 

• 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

EEPhoneSmart.co.uk

There is also a short video about the program

https://youtu.be/nQnnaxKFJtU

• 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 Parent Guides to apps, games and social media sites

parentzone.org.uk/advice/parent-guides

• 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

https://www.internetmatters.org/

• Site for lots of gaming advice for parents

www.askaboutgames.com/

• 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.childnet.com/ufiles/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

 

 

Controlling Apps and Websites

Advice for parents for many apps and sites

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/apps-guide

• 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

 WhatsApp Safety Tips

www.whatsapp.com/safety/

• 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/help/family-online-safety/browse

• Playstation - Setting up parental controls

https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/support/account/ps5-parental-controls-spending-limits/

• 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.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/smartphones-and-other-devices/amazon-fire-hd/

 

 

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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