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.

 

If you still can't find the information you are looking for, please feel free to email me, paul.hay@pclstraining.com

 

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

• Understanding the risks of sending nudes

www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/sexting-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.

www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/report-remove/

• Parents Guide to Fortnite

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

• Parents Guide to Tik Tok

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

• Snapchat Snap Map

help.snapchat.com/hc/en-gb/sections/5689786363284-Snap-Map

How location services are used

help.snapchat.com/hc/en-gb/sections/5689797575188-My-Location-and-Ghost-Mode

and setting "Ghost Mode"

help.snapchat.com/hc/en-gb/articles/7012322854932-How-do-I-turn-on-Ghost-Mode-

• Parent's Guide to Young Children and Screen Time

www.childnet.com/help-and-advice/screen-time-11-18-year-olds/

 

 

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/library

• National Online Saftey #WakeUpWednesday

Excellent collection of guides for parents. Free to sign up.
(Click “Login” to create an account, not “Become a Member")

• Internetmatters.org help and guidance for parents

www.internetmatters.org/

• Reporting harmful content

a site which lists many of the reporting tools in one place.

swgfl.org.uk/topics/reporting/

• Site for lots of gaming advice for parents

www.askaboutgames.com/

• NSPCC Keeping children safe online

www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

• 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/

• CEOP Education resources for Parents (Was called Thinkuknow )

https://www.ceopeducation.co.uk/parents/

• CEOP - Report Abuse Site

www.ceop.police.uk/

• PEGI Game Age ratings

www.pegi.info/

• Report Illegal Content

www.iwf.org.uk

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

www.commonsensemedia.org/

 

 

Controlling Apps and Websites

Advice for parents for many apps and sites

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

• 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

support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201304

• Google/ Android - Family Link

safety.google/families/parental-supervision

• Google Play - Parental guide

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

• Xbox - Setting up parental controls

support.xbox.com/en-GB/help/family-online-safety/browse

• Playstation - Setting up parental controls

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

• Microsoft Windows - Family Safety

account.microsoft.com/family/

• Nintendo Switch - Parental controls

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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