Online Safety

Parent’s Guide to tech:

From laptops to mobile phones to smart TVs, this link will give you lots of guidance and help in choosing what to purchase and what you need to be aware of:

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/tech-guide/

 

Fortnite:

Fortnite continues to remain ever popular with nearly 250 million players! Fortnite is rated PEGI 12 for frequent mild violence which means it is not suitable for persons under 12 years of age. The following links will provide you with further information about this game:

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/parents-guide-fortnite-battle-royale

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/fortnite-everything-you-need-know-about-online-game

 

YouTube:

Does your child use YouTube?  Here are some hints and tips on how to keep them safe whilst using it:

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/youtube-kids-everything-you-need-know

https://parentinfo.org/article/youtube-what-parents-need-to-know

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/parent%E2%80%99s-guide-youtube-restricted-mode

https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/guidance/youtube-tips-and-tricks-to-keep-your-children-entertained-and-safe/

 

 

Helplines:

There are many organisations set up to provide you or your child with advice should you need it. Hereare just some of the organisations that can help you:

ChildLine: Call 0800 1111 https://www.childline.org.uk/

NSPCC: Call 0808 800 5000 https://www.nspcc.org.uk

Samaritans: Call 116 123 https://www.samaritans.org/

Bullying UK: Call 0808 800 2222 https://www.bullying.co.uk/

 

 

Where to report?

Report Harmful Content: Reporting centre designed to assist everyone in reporting harmful content online. https://reportharmfulcontent.online/

 

Internet Watch Foundation: You can report sexual images of under 18s online directly to the Internet Watch Foundation.

https://www.iwf.org.uk/

 

CEOP: If you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating online.

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safetycentre