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Online Safety

The latest issue of Digital Parenting magazine is available to view by clicking on  the link below.

 

https://parentzone.org.uk/digital-parenting-online-safety-magazine-archive

Commonsense Media is an organisation with the following mission statement:

 

"We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives."

 

You'll find a lot of useful information on this website , such as reviews that can help you decide whether certain games are suitable for children.  Type the name of the game into the search bar.

 

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/about-us/our-mission

 

  • E-Safety   Hector's World is a website that aims to teach younger children about E-safety . There are activities and also a link to download "Hector the Protector" . Hector is a friendly dolphin who swims along whilst you surf the Internet.If a child see something on screen that worries or upsets them they can click on Hector and an underwater scene will cover the page until a grownup can come and help.
  • http://hectorsworld.netsafe.org.nz/parents

Online Safety Newsletters from the Safer Schools Team at the Police

Messenger

Facebook has launched a messenger service aimed specifically at children under 12. They will be able to chat safely with friends and family with controls monitored through your own Facebook account. Please see the link below:

https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/12/introducing-messenger-kids-a-new-app-for-families-to-connect/

 

The NSPCC website has lots of advice and information on the games and sites that children are using.  Click on the link below to find out more.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

Please take a look at the link below for information on keeping children safe whilst playing Minecraft.

http://parentinfo.org/article/staying-safe-on-minecraft

 

Please see below for social media settings to keep children safe online.

http://parentinfo.org/article/setting-safety-and-privacy-settings-for-social-media-apps

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