Thinkuknow is a very useful website from the National Crime Agency relevant for children from five years and up and their parents.
Getting advice and reporting problems online:
Internet Matters: https://www.internetmatters.org/
Think you know: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
UK Safer Internet Centre: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
Report Harmful Content: https://reportharmfulcontent.com/
Information on which games and social networks are appropriate for children:
Net Aware: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Should Kids be using Facebook? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPYWkBrr0N0
How to set parental controls on devices and games:
Internet Matters parental controls index: https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/
Parental Controls for iPhone / iPad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM8e7OvcWo4
Parental controls for Android: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfYqFdgVFhs
Parental controls for Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK1v0tGsHxo
Internet Matters parental control guides for key devices:
Take back control: Using Parental Settings
Online Safety supporting information:
HJS children’s guide on how to report online safety concerns: Reporting concerns flowchart for children – FINAL
HJS Blended Learning Policy: HJS COVID Blended Learning Strategy – September 2020
NSPCC Share Aware
The NSPCC has launched a public education campaign called Share Aware, to help parents keep their children safe online. The campaign is aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8-12 – the age at which they start doing more online, become more independent and use a greater range of devices. The campaign aims to encourage parents and carers to understand online safety and to have conversations with their children about keeping safe. Click on the logo to enter the site.
Having conversations from a young age can help build trust and openness and get preventative messages across. The Share Aware campaign aims to give parents the tools to feel confident to have these conversations. The campaign directs parents to a range of new resources, including NetAware, a simple NSPCC guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use – as rated by parents and young people themselves.
There is also a downloadable guide and a hard copy booklet for parents, containing top tips for keeping children safe online, as well conversation starters to help parents have conversations with their children.