eSafety

Online Safety

The NSPCC have joined forces with O2 to help parents explore and understand online life as children know it and I had previously shared information about their website. The NSPCC and O2’s Net Aware site and app have now been updated with all-new reviews from parents and young people. It provides online safety information and advice on privacy settings and other features, as well as recommended age guidance and risk ratings for inappropriate content. Net Aware is a tool for parents or anyone working with children, who want to better understand what young people are doing online. You may find it useful and share it with your parents/carers. Please click net-aware.org.uk

The UK Safer Internet Centre offers advice for families wanting to set online safety resolutions for the new year, which you may want to share with your parents/carers, for example on your school’s website. Tips include: have an open and honest conversation; create a family agreement; look at all your accounts; use the internet together. Please click childnet.com

You can find out more about how children use social media, the apps they use, the risks they face, how to use privacy settings, and advice and tips about how to talk to your children at:

internetmatters.org

nspcc.org.uk/onlinesafety

parentzone.org.uk

askaboutgames.com​

Social Media Age Requirements

Please also note the following information about minimum age requirements for social media Apps.

The following Apps require the user to be 13 and over;

Facebook

Twitter

Snapchat

Instagram

Pinterest

Tumblr

Reddit

Secret

Musical.y

The following Apps have an older Minimum Age Requirement:

WhatsApp – 16+

Linkedin – 14+

Viber – 16+

Air – 17+

You Tube – 18+ (13 if parent approves use)

Flickr – 18+

Kik – 18+

Persicope – 17+ (13 if parent approves use)

Meetme – 18+ (13 if parent approves use)​

SMART Posters

The students made some posters to help us remember the SMART code of how to be safe online. More info can be found at kidsmart.org.uk/beingsmart

E Safety Image 1 E Safety Image 2 E Safety Image 3

 

Useful Documents: