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Parent Summer Guide to Internet Safety

We are all looking forward to the holiday break and having more leisure time. At this time we want o continue to support our children to be safe on line.

Details of the safety features of a range of popular social networking sites can be found below along with the safer Internet Centre’s safety checklists:

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/safety-tools-on-online-services/social-networks

PokemonGo! – What is it?

Click on the link below to read the article from the UK Safer Internet Harm Reduction Officer, this explains a bit more about the app, the risks and what parents can do to avoid them.

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/news/pokemon-go-gaming-gone-mobile

 

Here are some information sheets that may help you.

These are from Thinkuknow

A children’s guide to Video Chat and Webcams from Childnet

A parent guide from RM Education

A guide from St Helens Council

A guide for primary pupils from St Helens Council

Here is some help to set up safer user accounts for Microsoft Windows.
Microsoft Safer Families
Windows 7 Parental Controls

Many of our children tells they enjoy watching videos on Youtube so here is a link to help set parental controls.

YouTube Kids

With many children now playing online games these articles on Minecraft may be of some help.

What is Minecraft?
Staying safe on Minecraft

Some parent help sites for popular social networking apps.
Instagram Help for Parents

Privacy settings on Instagram video tutorial.


Facebook Tools for Parents

Privacy settings on Facebook video tutorial.


WhatsApp: a guide for parents and carers
Snapchat Privacy Settings

A Guide to Snapchat.

Some guides from youtube.

Safety Mode
Parent Resources
Safe Searching and Parental Controls from Internet Matters.org

How to set up safe search on Google.
Google Safe Search

A guide to setting up parental controls from broadband providers.

Setting parental controls.

A nice visual guide from Vodafone.

Some tips from BBC iWonder.

Here are some top tip sheets for various devices from the UK Safer Internet Centre.

ipad

iphone

ipod Touch

Kindle Fire

Nintendo

Ps3 & PSP

PS4 & Vita

Xbox

Blackberry