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E-Safety

 

 

E Safety is something that we all need to think about these days. Children are exposed to all manner of things whilst online and just like in the real world, we need to be aware of and consider carefully, our interactions in the digital world.

Technology can provide great rewards to those that learn to use it well. It's up to us to make sure that these benefits are received whilst, at the same time the risks are limited.

If you have any concerns over you or your child's social networking activity, please press the red button bellow to report it to us.

This page provides links to various resources and websites that can offer help and advice with dealing with the possible risks and dangers online and using the latest operating systems and devices.

 
'Know IT All' resources for parents and carers highlights the gap that exists between children’s real experience online and adult awareness of these experiences. The site contains information about positive ways young people are using different technologies, what the risks are to users and it outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies. 

 

 

This guide has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices. Highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge  that they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

 

 
Facts and information about the PEGI system of video game age ratings.

 

 

A guide for parents about the Moshi Monsters site. This site is very popular amongst children and features some limited social networking capabilities.

 

 

Instructions for setting up Google Smarttools. Google's range of tools for protecting children on the web by filtering sites that may contain unsuitable material.

 

 

Instructions that tell you how to configure parental controls for OSX Mavericks. The latest Apple operating system.

For this to work you will need to set up a separate account for you child. if you do not already have one you can download instructions from HERE.

 

 

Mobicip is a web browser that allows you to monitor and control the level of access that your child has to the web.

For use on almost all platforms with an annual subscription this browser can control which sites, youtube videos or searches can be viewed, as well as providing up to date information of your child's web history.

 

The Little BIG Book of Badness

A guidebook for pupils and parents on how to stay safe on the Internet.

 

The latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. All the information here is brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.

 

 

A comprehensive guide for parents which offers advice and guidance on how children and young people use modern technologies to access online material and ways to ensure young people understand how to adopt safe practices.

 

 

A collaborative document designed to help parents keep children safe when using mobile technolgies. Made in collaboration with Carphone Wharehouse.

 

 

Another very popular social networking site amongst children. This is a guide, outlining what the site is and instructions to use the various controls and safeguards that the site has in place.

 

 

 

 

A great instruction sheet to help parents make the most of the safety tools and parental controls for Windows 7.

Plus, a link to the Microsoft site with instructions how to set up parental controls on Windows 8 operating system, including how to monitor your child's usage and traffic.

 

 

These instructions for OSX Mavericks allow you to monitor your child's web usage and limit access to some of the sites that they may have previously accessed.

 

 

PS4 is the latest incarnation of the award winning games console. this link gives you information on how to control your child's access to various aspects of its functionality. You can limit the age rating of movies played on the Bluray player, control in-game messaging and also limit in app purchases, among many other things.

 

 

Advice and tools to help protect yourself and your family online. Including information about Google SafeSearch, designed to screen sites that contain sexually explicit content and remove them from your search results. While no filter is 100% accurate, SafeSearch helps you avoid content you may prefer not to see or would rather your children did not stumble across.

 

 

A government website with instructions and advice on how to keep your child safe online by using technical parental controls and by setting your own rules.

Rules should cover things like which websites they can visit and how long they can spend online. You should also stress the importance of keeping personal information safe.

 

 

BBC Webwise provides information and activities to help you get the most out of the internet, including safety and privacy for both adults and children.

 

 

A very handy guide, telling you how to set up parental controls for Youtube. The Internet's leading video sharing site.

 

 

Some instructions to help set up parental controls for the XBox 360.

 

 

These pages give you information about how to control the user experience for children using iOS7 on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch using the built in Restrictions.