The internet has become part of our everyday lives and we spend more time online than ever before. It is a fantastic resource which enables us to connect and communicate with others in a variety of ways. However, along with the many advantages, using the internet can also have risks and children need to be taught how to stay safe whilst online.
Technology is constantly changing but even if you’re unfamiliar with the latest technology, talk to you child about their internet use and what they do when they are online.
#DITTO is a free online safety (e-safety) magazine for schools, organisations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. A new edition is released approx. every 6 weeks. Please follow the link below
February 2019 – MOMO
Please download parent’s guide here
5th December 2017 – The BBC announced this morning that the Police have warned Live Streaming is an ‘urgent threat’ to the exploitation of children. Please see the guide to Live Streaming Apps from INEQE h2b Safer Team for the trending apps used in the facilitation of this service e.g. musical.ly, periscope.
Please note that these Apps have a minimum age of 13 years old.
16th July 2018 – Fortnite, Please see the parents factsheet about the game here
Below is a list of useful websites providing information on online and Social Media safety.
If you are concerned about content that is being accessed or received online, make a report to CEOP, following the link below.
|Think You Know|
|Get Safe Online|
|YouTube Restrictive Mode There has been a big increase in children using You Tube to watch videos. Some videos are suitable for children but there is a lot of inappropriate content. This link explains how to set up restricted mode on You Tube.|
|Know IT All|
Web Application Guides
|The App Store||View|
|What Children Need to Know About Online Bullying||View|
If you have any concerns regarding E-Safety or would like some advice on how to keep you child safe online, please do not hesitate to contact school.