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E Safety

Online Safety Online safety is vitally important to ensure children stay safe whilst accessing the internet. To learn more about the risks facing our children when they use computers, the NSPCC Online Safety page following the attached link.  Other useful information is available from CEOP, click here to access further information.

Information for Parents

The internet offers children access to information, communication with their friends and opportunities for exploring the wider world.  Children get a lot of benefit from being online. 

However they should have parental supervision and good advice to make sure their experiences are happy and safe.

Parents and carers need to be aware of problems that can arise, such as bullying and grooming, and know what to do.  Here are some useful links that will provide appropriate information to help you in guiding your children.

Other Useful Websites

BBC Webwise 
A beginners guide to using the internet with interactive tutorials about all aspects of computer and internet use, getting started on social networks, privacy and safety online. 

DirectGov 
Internet safety re cyberbullying, internet terms and language, online gaming, social networking sites, illegal file sharing.

Kidsmart - for parents 
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. This link will take you to practical advice and support on how to help your children use the internet and new technology in safe and responsible ways.

Get Safe On-line  
General advice on safe social networking. 

ThinkUKnow - parents section
Advice from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.  Understanding the internet and what the risks are of grooming, mobiles, gaming, social networking and chat.

Safe Social Networking - Guidance for secondary aged pupils
The site is aimed at pupils and focuses on using Beebo safely. Although specific to Beebo the site covers aspects relevant to all social networking. It includes links to some very useful e-safety video resources.

Guidance on tackling on-line bullying 
The award-winning charity Bullying Online was founded in 1999 by journalist Liz Carnell from Harrogate and her son John, as a direct result of their experience of dealing with school bullying.

Young people, music and the internet 
Worried about your children downloading music and want to know what's legal? This site has all the information you require.

ChatGuide
A booklet for parents on all types of chat from instant messaging and chat rooms to mobile phones.

Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is a game where you collect and trade cute creatures called Pokémon (Pocket Monsters).

It's one of the first popular games to use "augmented reality" - a kind of cross between real life and an online world. The game makes it look like Pokémon appear in real life places by using the GPS and camera on your phone.

It's already become a craze in Australia and America, and has made it's way into the news across the world.

The NSPCC have produced some useful information for parents take you through what you need to know about the game and how you can help keep children using the app safe.  Click the picture below for more guidance.

 

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