E-Saftey

Do you know how safe your child is when going online on their phone or computer?

The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.

Parents, you can find our Parental Advice for Safer Internet Use here.

 

Useful E-Safety Websites

 

UK Safer Internet Centre

UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading organisations: Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL, with one mission – to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.

Their website is available here, saferinternet.org.uk

 

Childnet International

Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

Their website is available here, childnet.com

 

Parental controls on your home internet – Free!

You can set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home.
Many internet providers in the UK provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time.

More information can be found on the Internet Matters website 

 

Fortnite – Battle Royale

We are aware that some Children are playing the computer game Fortnite and particular the section called Battle Royale.

The recommended minimum age for this game is 12 years old.

Please see this handy guide for Parents about this particular game. It’s available by clicking here.

 

 

Websites for Parents reference

Common Sense Media    https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Good for up and coming games, books, tv, shows, realistic opinions

Link to fornite guide – https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-fortnite

Link to you tube guide – https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-youtube

Internet Matters     https://www.internetmatters.org/

Good for realistic opinions about internet use, parental controls, videos explaining how to use social media

PEGI https://pegi.info/

Good for checking age ratings on games

NSPCC Net aware  https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Good for popular internet use and apps, gives PEGI ratings and information about what the risks are

Dopple me   http://doppelme.com/

Good to create avatars for profiles

How secure is my password      https://howsecureismypassword.net/

Check the strength of passwords

Homehalo http://www.homehalo.net/?v=home_page

Good internet filtering and controls

CEOP (Child exploitation and online protection command) https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Report abuse online – don’t cover online bullying