The links below provide access to a range of useful resources for parents/carers to learn more about various aspects of eSafety.
Should a parent/carer need to report an online safeguarding concern they should contact CEOP via the ‘Click CEOP’ button on the right hand side of this webpage.
Cyberbullying is when someone uses technology, such as the internet or a mobile device to bully others.
Childnet.com: – Cyberbullying top tips and advice
Online gaming is hugely popular with children and young people. Recent research shows that gaming is one of the top activities enjoyed by 9-16 year olds online, with gaming more popular than social networking.
Childnet.com: – Top tips and advice regarding online gaming
Parental controls are designed to help protect children from inappropriate content they may come across online. These controls can be used to limit access to only age appropriate content, to set usage times and to monitor activity.
Childnet.com: – Information about setting up parental controls.
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are very popular with young people, even those who are of primary age. These types of sites allow young people to be incredibly creative online, keep in touch with their friends as well as sharing photos and videos.
Childnet.com: – Simple advice regarding use of social networks.
There are many great ways of accessing and downloading music, film, TV and video safely online and it is important that children and young people understand how to download content legally.
Childnet.com: – Tips and advice for parents.
The internet can be a fantastic place for children and young people to connect with their friends, discover new things and be creative. However, ‘friends’ made online may not be who they say they are. This is a difficult concept for children to understand.
Thinkyouknow.co.uk: – Information and advice regarding online grooming
Young people encounter sexual images both online and offline. This can influence how they think about sex, relationships and their own body image â€“ and it can make children feel confused, embarrassed, disgusted or worried.
Childnet.com: – Simple overview and advice with useful links
The term ‘sexting’ describes the use of technology to share intimate images of yourself. It’s a word-mix of sex and texting. The content can vary, from text messages to images of partial nudity to sexual images or video.
Childnet.com: – Information regarding sexting, the law and advice for parents
Your digital footprint is all the stuff you leave behind as you use the Internet. Comments on social media, Skype calls, app use and email records- it’s part of your online history and can potentially be seen by other people, or tracked in a database.
http://www.internetsociety.org/your-digital-footprint-matters: – Detailed information and advice on reducing/managing digital footprints.