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 below.
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’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