E-Safety Links

There is a wealth of information available to parents, to support you. We hope you find the links below useful.

Snapchat: a parent’s guide http://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/snapchat_guide.pdf

Safer internet http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

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

Cyberbullying https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/Global/parents/Cyberbullying%20Factsheet.pdf

A parents’ guide to Facebook http://www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/fbparents.pdf

A parents’ guide to Instagram http://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/instagram_guide.pdf

How to chat on web cam https://www.ceop.police.uk/Documents/Webcam%20fact%20sheet%202.pdf

Inappropriate web sites fact sheet http://www.bovingdonacademy.org.uk/uploads/asset_file/Inappropriate%20Websites%20-%20Factsheet.pdf

Online grooming factsheet https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/Global/parents/Grooming%20Factsheet.pdf

Below are links to information showing you how to turn on parental controls for YouTube and also how to switch on Safe Search for Google.

Google Safe Search https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/510?hl=en

YouTube Safety Mode https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/174084

How to switch on and lock YouTube Safety Mode http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u00yKwGFpS0

How to report illegal content on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUpNBhulq4Y

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ “Think You Know” is part of CEOP with links to activities for children and teenagers. Within the Parents and carers section is plenty of advice and current information, also the opportunity to sign up for a email update.

http://www.childnet-int.org/ Childnet International as the name suggests, is an international organisation aiming to make the internet a safer place for children. It has regular updates and links to several projects it supports.

www.kidsmart.org.uk/ Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents, and agencies, produced by the children’s internet charity Childnet International.

www.getsafeonline.org A government sponsored one-stop-shop for reliable, up-to-date information about online safety, to give home users and small businesses the advice they need to use the Internet safely.

www.internetsafetyzone.co.uk A government sponsored web site developed to inform parents and children about how to be safe on the Internet.

www.bullying.co.uk – One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.

www.chatdanger.com/ This website is about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.  It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.

Search engines

These are more child friendly, although most children will still use Google. For younger children particularly, we would recommend supporting them whilst they ‘search’, this will also help them refine their searching skills.

CBBC Search: www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/search

Kidsclick: www.kidsclick.org