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.
• 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.
• Parents Guide to Fortnite
• Parents Guide to Tik Tok
• Snapchat Snap Map
and setting "Ghost Mode"
• Parent's Guide to Young Children and Screen Time
Advice for Parents and Guardians
• Parent Zone Digital Parenting Guide
• Parent Zone Parent Guides to apps, games and social media sites
• NSPCC and O2 Internet Safety Advice
• UK Safer Internet Centre
• Get Safe Online
• Think you know
• CEOP - Report Abuse Site
• PEGI Game Age ratings
• Report Illegal Content
• Create a Family Agreement template
• Resource for parent guide for good apps and games for young people
• A Parents Guide to Building Girls' Body Confidence
• Parents Guide to Pokemon Go
• Parent's Guide to Minecraft
Controlling Apps and Websites
• Advice for parents for many apps and sites
• Safety and Privacy Settings for Social Media Apps
• Facebook Safety Advice
• Instagram Tips for Parents
• Snapchat Safety Centre
• Twitter Safety and Security
• Google Safe Search
• YouTube Restricted Mode
• Advice for parents for many devices
• iPad and iPhones - Setting up restrictions
• Google/ Android - Family Link
• Android Tablet - Setting up controls
• 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
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)
"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)
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