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To accompany our usual Safeguarding resources, below is a list of links to some online safety resources. Some are specific to the current pandemic situation. Others are more generic:

Articles

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Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

An article about scams that are circulating relating to the Coronavirus.
Read on the BBC »


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NSPCC Share Aware – Parent’s Guide

“We know some parents feel confused by the internet. It’s constantly changing, and it can be hard to keep up with the latest apps and trends. It can be particularly tricky for parents of children aged 8-12. That’s the age when children start doing more online, becoming more independent and using different devices.

So, we’ve put together this guide. To reassure you, and give you the information and advice you’ll need to keep your child safe online.”

View Guide at NSPCC »


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NSPCC – Starting a conversation about online safety

“It can be difficult to know how to start talking to your child about what they’re doing online or who they might be speaking to. But talking regularly, like you would about their day at school, will help your child feel relaxed and mean that when they do have any worries, they’re more likely to come and speak to you.”

View Article at NSPCC »


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Child net’s Family Agreement

Guidance and a template – A great way to start positive family conversations around safe and responsible internet use, and to agree clear expectations and boundaries

View Article at ChildNet »


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Support for parents – Setting up parental controls

“The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media – provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. They have come together to produce these helpful video guides to help you to download and set-up the controls offered by your provider.”

View Article at SaferInternet »


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Parents’ Guide to Technology

“In the parents’ sessions we run in schools, we get a lot of questions about particular devices that children are using or asking for. This guide has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.”

View Guide at SaferInternet »


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Leaflet for Parents – Supporting Young People Online

“The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge. You may sometimes feel that your child has better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online. Issues that your child may encounter on the internet will vary depending on their age and online activities. We have grouped potential online risks into these 4 categories…”

View Leaflet at ChildNet »


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NSPCC – What are livestreaming and video apps?

“Livestreaming is broadcasting to an audience in ‘real’ time. The audience can leave comments, or give likes and kudos to the person streaming. Some platforms let several people livestream at the same time. There are livestreaming apps like Twitch and Yubo, but young people can livestream on other social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram. Many young people also post pre-recorded videos on video apps like YouTube and Vimeo, or video chat in groups or one-to-one, using apps like WhatsApp…”

View Details at NSPCC »


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NSPCC – What is inappropriate or explicit content?

“As children start to explore the internet, they may come across content that isn’t suitable for their age, or that may upset them or worry them. Inappropriate content can include…”

View Details at NSPCC »


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NSPCC – Online Porn

“It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about the risks of watching online porn. Our advice can help you explain the risks to your child, prevent them from watching porn, and know what to do if your child has explicit or upsetting content online…”

View Details at NSPCC »


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CEOP – Home activity packs

“This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, we will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.”

View Details at CEOP »


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NSPCC – Online Games

“Gaming is a great way for young people to relax, socialise with their friends and have fun. Children can play on games consoles, apps or websites, mobiles, tablets, PCs, or through smart speakers and virtual reality headsets. They can also chat to other players using messaging platforms for gamers, or watch livestreams of well-known gamers…”

View Details at NSPCC »


Useful Websites

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Thinkuknow

“Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online”

Visit Thinkuknow »


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Parent Info

“Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations”

Visit Parent Info »


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Childnet

“Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support”

Visit Childnet »


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Internet Matters

“Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world”

Visit Internet Matters »


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London Grid for Learning

“London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online”

Visit LGfL »


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Net-aware

“Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games”

Visit Net-aware »


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Let’s Talk About It

“Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation”

Visit Let’s Talk About It »


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UK Safer Internet Centre

“UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services”

Visit UKSIC »


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