In this growing age of technology and online communication, it is becoming increasingly difficult for children to keep safe online. Here are some links with advice on ways to achieve this – as well as some information of some of these potential dangers.
Tech related Communication
Cross-Platform Sharing of Inappropriate Content
Parental Control – Content – Android
Parental Control – Content – iPhone
Parental Controls – Apps – Android
Parental Controls – Apps – iPhone
Protecting Personal Data
Gaming and Social Media are two places where it has been found, if not used safely, children can be at particular risk. As well as the risk to exposure to inappropriate content, unwanted contact, cyberbullying and online grooming, recent research has found that both (if not used safely) can have a significantly negative impact on a child’s emotional and mental well-being – including social pressures, impacting their views on how they should behave and what they should value.
Here are some parent guides on specific games and social media sites.
Social Media and Mental Health
Social Pressures Linked to Appearance
Social Pressures Linked to Friends and Followers
Social Pressures Linked to Likes
Socials Pressures Linked to Influencers
Trolling and Online Abuse
Video Streaming Apps and Sites
Conversation Starters & Short Tips:
Useful E-safety links for children:
Key Stage 1:https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/
Key Stage 2:https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/
If something or someone is making you feel uncomfortable or upset online and you feel it needs to be reported please follow the links below (ideally please talk to an adult you trust first):