Online Safety: Guidance for Parents
E Safety is a very important part of today's society. The digital world brings many advantages in communication for both children and adults, but it is very important for parents to understand how their children are using the internet and how they can be protected from its potential dangers.
BeReal is a social media app where you post unfiltered photos once a day. Here is advice to parents and carers about the risks and what to know about this app.
Information and guidance for parents
Safeguarding Hub for Parents
A hub provided by The Key website that allows parents to access interactive guidance on setting up parental controls on their child’s devices, as well as guidance on apps like TikTok, YouTube, Instagram and more.
From age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, you’ll find a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world on this website.
15 Apps Every Parent Should Know About
Thames Valley Police have produced the attached flyer highlighting social media apps that are commonly used by teenagers. They recommend parents should understand what the apps are; what they are used for and to be aware if their child is using them.
YouTube - Parental Controls
Find out how to use parental controls to make YouTube safer for your child.
A Parents' Guide to Facebook
Although the lower age limit for use of Facebook is thirteen, we are aware that many of our pupils use it by putting a false age in and though we in no way condone this, it is important we know how to manage their use of it so they are safe.
The Parent’s Guide to Instagram
It is important that parents understand about posting, privacy and security on Instagram, and how you can control how much time your child spends on this social media app.
NSPCC Share Aware
Help keep your child safe on social networks
UK Safer Internet Centre
This site provides e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
What Parents need to know about Snapchat
To help you understand how Snapchat works.
To report a concern or seek advice
Introduce and explore e-safety issues with your child/children
Information about the dangers of sexting and sexual imagery