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The NSPCC have some great tips on Online Safety and how to keep yourself and your children safe. For more information please click here. Experts from O2 and the NSPCC are always on hand to help - just call 0808 800 5002.
What are the age restrictions for each social network?
Children's use of digital technology is one of the biggest threats to a child’s mental and sometimes physical wellbeing.
There are 1000’s of applications children use, many with the potential of creating a safeguarding concern and making a child vulnerable online.
Common Sense Media is a great resource for getting to know about not just the apps available, but for all media that children and young people use, watch, read, or have access to.
The UK Safer Internet Centre publish a newsletter which often contains practical and useful information regarding keeping children safe online. Their latest newsletter covers issues such as Pokémon Go and keeping safe during the holidays. You may want to sign up for their newsletter, too. To visit their page please click here.
National Online Safety (NOS) have some great guides for parents and carers - we regularly retweet updates from NOS on our school Twitter page, and please see some of their advice below:
Our pledge - keeping yourself safe on the web - follow the SMART rules!
For further information on online safety, please visit the following links:
CEOP - CEOP safety centre has a large amount of resources, including how to make a report if you are concerned about anything you see online. Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility.
The European Commission appointed UK Safer Internet Centre is made up of three partners; Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation. Together we raise awareness about internet safety, develop information materials and resources and organise high profile events such as Safer Internet Day. You can access a range of resources from across the UK, Europe and wider afield at www.saferinternet.org.uk/parents.
Access our handy guide that tells you everything you need to know about Pokemon Go.
Department for Education Cyberbullying Advice - This advice is for parents and carers about cyberbullying. It provides advice and information about how they can protect their child from cyberbullying and how to tackle it if it happens.
Parent & Carer Social networking advice - a leaflet offering insight to parents & carers around the dangers of social networking and the appropriate use of social media.
A parent's guide to dealing with "sexting" - What to do if you're worried about your children sharing inappropriate or explicit pictures of themselves and others.
A parent's guide to Facebook - designed to help you understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. With it, you will be better informed and able to communicate with young Facebook users in your life.
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