Please visit this site for a wealth of valuable information and guidance for students of different age-ranges, as well as advice for Parents / Carers, about staying safe when browsing, gaming or interacting online, using a phone, tablet or computer. ThinkUKnow is an education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Home Activity Packs – Simple 15 minute activities you can do with your family to support your online safety at home.
Facebook – Safety Checklist
Facebook the most popular social media platform. It allows users to connect with friends, colleagues or people they don’t know, online. It allows users to post public and private messages, photos, music, videos, and articles.
Instagram – Safety Checklist
Instagram is a picture and video sharing app. Users can post content on their profile, and follow other users, celebrities and companies. Instagram also has a live streaming feature.
Snapchat – Safety Checklist
The Snapchat app lets you send photos, short videos or messages to your friends. Pictures and videos, known as ‘Snaps’, usually appear temporarily before disappearing, though they can be captured via screenshots.
InternetMatters – Parental Controls Explained
Visit this site for simple step by step guides that will help you to understand and set up the right controls, filtering and privacy settings on networks, gadgets and apps, at home.
Net Aware – How to use parental controls on popular gaming devices
Most games consoles have parental controls that can help you make gaming online safer. Visit this page for information on setting up parental controls on different consoles. Net-Aware.org also has lots of other valuable information on E-Safety.
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can contact somebody, or just search for advice and support, for anything that may be worrying about, online or offline.
Childline – Remove a Nude Image Shared Online Tool
It can be scary finding out a nude image or video of you has been shared online. Using Childline’s reporting tool, you can follow the steps on the link, to get your image or video removed from the internet.
CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection
CEOP is a law enforcement agency helping to keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. Through this site you can find information on keeping safe, or make a report directly, if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried.