Useful E-Safety Organisations and Links

The following links cover a variety of topics, for example how to deal with serious safety issues online, how to use the Internet safely, and guidance for what is age appropriate game and video content.

 

*New- Changes in the location sharing in Snap Chat

Childnet Snap Chat safety information

As a school we encourage children and parents to follow the age rating for software and SnapChat is recommended for use by children over the age of 16.  However, if you know your child is using SnapChat, here are some important new safety issues and instructions on reducing risks to child safety.

 

Parent's guide to PEGI ratings

PEGI Ratings slides.pptx

A tool to understand what the PEGI ratings mean on games, to enable everyone to be fully aware of what the content is on their child's game and why things are rated at different ages. 

 

Parent's guide to Online Safety from NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/share-aware.pdf

A printable document to guide parents through some of the issues with online safety and how to ensure you help your children to stay safe online.

 

CEOP Command

http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

National Crime Agency CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), dealing with serious Internet safety issues.  For advice, help and important for reporting serious issues about e-safety.

 

Think U Know

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

A site by CEOP Command, this is  the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.

 

Childnet International

http://www.childnet.com

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. Working directly with children, finding out about their real experiences online, and the positive things they are doing as well as sharing safety advice.

 

Common Sense Media

http://www.commonsensemedia.org.uk

Common Sense Media provides independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media including Films, TV, Books, Games and Apps. 

 

How to Set Parental Controls on YouTube

http://www.real.com/resources/youtube-parental-controls/

YouTube is home to a lot of great videos, many that are ideal for children to watch. However there are many that aren't suitable for children too. This blog post from real.com covers how to setup Safety Mode and restrict a YouTube account to filter inappropriate videos being accessed. However, we urge parents to still be aware of what children are watching on YouTube.

 

Useful Minecraft guide for parents

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/minecraft-a-parents-guide/

A useful guide on the popular children's program and how do change settings to ensure it is safe e.g. turning off chat.