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

 

• 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

• National Online Saftey #WakeUpWednesday

Excellent collection of guides for parents. You can subscribe to have them emailed to you.

• 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

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

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


 

 

Internet Safety for SEN

 

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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