The Internet is an increasingly important factor in every day life and children are spending more and more time online. Teaching our pupils to use the internet safely, securely and to get as much out of it as they can is an important part of the curriculum at Newby. To help parents, carers and volunteers reinforce that leaning we have compiled this list of handy resources.
Thinkuknow has been developed by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and provides appropriate advice tailored for specific age groups as well as information for parents, carers, teachers and trainers. Click on the following links to learn more.
Children, School and Families
The following websites give information about how to keep your child safe when using the internet, computer games and social media sites.
https://parentalcontrols-on.org/ – This is a brilliant site that helps parents to set controls on all the devices in a home
http://ourpact.com/ – Our Pact. A parental control app for phones
www.ESRB.org/index-js.jsp – ESRB- Entertainment Software Rating Board
www.pegi.info/en/index – PEGI Ratings – The Pan–European Game Information
http://support.xbox.com/en-gb/pages/xbox-live/how-to/parental-control.aspx – Xbox – safer gamer tips
http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/basicoperations/parentallock.html – PS3 Parental control settings.
http://www.childnet.com/resources – E-safety resources
https://saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers – UK Safer Internet Centre
http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html – Vodafone Digital Parenting Site
http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk/ – You can view the superb Vodafone Digital Parenting site here. You can also download a copy of the magazine.
http://www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc – O2 Digital Family. The internet is like a magician’s hat. And if you’re worried what your kids will find inside, our free advice will help you keep them safe online.
https://en-gb.facebook.com/safety – Facebook Family Safety Centre
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/ – Netaware Social Media Guide from the NSPCC
https://kids.youtube.com/ – YouTube Kids – A safe way for young children to use YouTube
Everyschool Online Resources
Everyschool provide free to use educational resources to reinforce the safety message to younger children. Suitable for ages 5-7 years / Key Stage One.
CBBC Stay Safe
CBBC Stay Safe is a collection of resources, information and exercises direct from the BBC to help your children stay safe online using some of the most popular characters from CBBC shows.
Has something happened online that has made you feel worried or unsafe? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors using the link below:
CEOP’s YouTube page has lots of useful guides including how to report a post to Facebook, a video to YouTube and a web site to the Internet Watch Foundation.
Common Sense Media
This site is particularly useful for finding out about games, apps and films that your child may want to watch or play. Search for a game and you will see a comprehensive description of what the game involves, who it is suitable for and any inappropriate content it may contain.