ESafety and Digital Citizenship
Thank you to all parents and family members who attended the ESafety and Digital Citizenship session at school this term. I hope you found it useful. As promised, here are some extra resources that you may use to support your child at home.
These guides do not just tell you how these sites work, but they also offer advice on conversations to have with your child about using the sites. They may also suggest compromises you could reach to allow children to use these sites on your terms.
Parents may wish to refer to for more information and advice on esafety issues.
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ - Report any concerns to CEOP who will follow it up.
http://www.net-aware.org.uk/ - Net Aware is run by the NSPCC and is meant to be a parents guide to apps, websites and social media. It explains it great detail, what is involved in these sites, what the site age requirement is and what other parents think the age rating should be, based on content and access to privacy settings.
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/parent-concerns - Common Sense Media has a range of information from guides to parents, to videos, which you can watch with your children.
http://www.webwise.ie/category/parents/ - Webwise has a range of resources such as “Explainers” which tell you about different apps and what they do as well as advice and ‘How To’ explanations.
http://www.internetmatters.org/ - Resources for parents based on age groups 0-5 years, 6–10 years, 11-13 years and 14+ users as well as guides to help you filter everything from iPads, to mobile phones to TV apps like Netflix and iPlayer.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ - Advice and resources for parents, but also a way to report anything inappropriate to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre) where it will be further explored and dealt with.
http://www.google.co.uk/safetycenter/families/start/ - Made by Google this is their family page for help and advice on all things Google including how to do safe Internet searching, monitoring Chromebooks and all things Android such as mobile phones and tablets!
Handy Tips and Guides