Online Safety @home

The images below link to a range of websites that can give parents tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online.

Get the latest safety tips & advice UK Safer Internet Centre and Common Sense media

Thinkuknow is an award-winning education programme from the National Crime Agency’s child protection command, CEOP. It aims to keep children safe from abuse, both online and off. Thinkuknow education resources are age-appropriate, non-scaremongering, and give children the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to stay safe online. They are used by over three and a half million children across the UK each year. About Play Like Share – Play Like Share follows the adventures of Alfie, Ellie and Sam as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help, they need to use it wisely and safely. The aim of the films is to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe online. In particular, the films and activities teach them to spot the early signs of manipulative, pressurising and threatening behaviour by people they might meet online, and develops their confidence to respond safely and get help. Play-Like-Share-Parents-and-Carers-Helpsheet

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To children, online life is real life. NSPCC and O2 have joined forces to help parents explore and understand online life as kids know it.

Together they have developed a guide, primarily aimed at parents of 8-12 year olds, about the social networks, apps or games with an interactive element that children use most frequently use.

  Parent advice: Your child’s age will determine how to proceed. YouTube is supposed to be for users over the age of 13, due to the fact that the parent company, Google, collects and markets user data. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) exempts children from data collection. But, as we all know, plenty of kids have YouTube channels – below are a couple of sites that will support you to set up a child friendly YouTube channel. Have you asked your child ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ don’t be surprised if they reply – a YouTuber
  How to set up a child friendly YouTube channel   Is it OK for my child to start her own YouTube channel?

How to set Parent Controls Parental controls are designed to help protect children from inappropriate content they may come across online, such as pornography. These controls can be used to limit access to only age-appropriate content, to set usage times and to monitor activity. Click on the images below to see information on how to set up parental controls.