E-Safety

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.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

http://www.childnet.com/resources/kia/

https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/

Online Bullying
Online Grooming
Protecting Personal Data
Screen Addiction
Fake News
Hacking
Online Hoaxes
Phishing
Remote Access and Remote Data Deletion
Tech-related Communication
Trolling

 

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.

 

Gaming:

Consoles:

Games Consoles
PS4
Xbox One

Games:

Fortnite
Minecraft
Roblox
Fifa 20
Overwatch
Call of Duty
Grand Theft Auto

Other information:

Gaming Disorder
Age Ratings
Gaming Streamers and Influencers
Lootboxes & Skin Betting
Online Gaming to Online Gambling
Parenting Gamers
Twitch

 

Social Media:

General:

Social Media & Mental Health
Friends & Followers
Social Pressures – Appearances
Social Pressures – Friends & Followers
Social Pressures – Likes
Social Pressures – Influencers
Online Challenges
Sadfishing
Catfishing

Specific:

TikTok
Instagram
Facebook 
Facebook Messenger
Twitter
Snapchat
WhatsApp

 

Other areas:

Mobile Devices:

App Store
Hidden Photo Apps
Location Tracking

Streaming:

Netflix
Music Streaming
Video Streaming
Watch on TV
YouTube Kids
YouTube
Streaming

Conversation Starters & Short Tips:

Conversation Starters: Online Safety
Conversation Starters: Mental Health
Conversation Starters: Online Content
12 Social Media Tips
12 Smartphone Tips
9 Children’s Devices Tips
14 Ways to be Kind Online
12 Devices in the Home Tips
Online Content – 10 ways to keep safe

 

 

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/

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

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 (please talk to an adult you trust first):

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

https://www.ceop.police.uk/Ceop-Report/

https://www.childline.org.uk