Online Safety

Are you worried about e-safety at home?

 

Parent Control Guide (click to view)

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have a minimum age of 13! No one under the age of 13 should have an account. Another fact not a lot of people realise; if your child has a google account, they also have a YouTube account and are able to upload videos.

Please contact us for any advice or questions you may have.

Musical.ly has a new name – TikTok (Safer Internet Centre)

The social network app Musical.ly has often given adults cause for concern, because of the way that children use it to generate and share their own short videos and lip sync to popular audio clips. The app has a new name and new features and now includes live streaming. Although the app has an age limit of 13 years old, in practice there will be younger children using it, and the content may not be suitable.

Profiles on TikTok are automatically set to public so that any content you post can be seen by anyone within the app.  There is also a Restricted Mode which can help to filter out inappropriate content and prevent the user from being able to start their own live streams.

Please make families aware of this.

You can find out more here: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

An Interesting Blog on Fortnite

Cyberbullying Presentation

Free Anti-Virus

Click here to see our step by step guide on installing free versions of Anti-Virus on your home computers.

Online Safeguarding at Home

Would you like to keep track of what your children are visiting on the internet and help protect them from online dangers? There are numerous internet filtering programs out there for you to choose from but we’ve researched a few and can recommend the ones below. If you want more information, click on the links:

 

www.qustodio.com/en/

kidlogger.net/

Click on the below links for help and advice

Buying a Mobile Phone

Top tips for Nintendo

Top tips for PS3 and PSP

Top tips for Xbox One and 360

Top tips for PS4 and Vita

Enabling Parent Controls (guide for all devices)

E-Safety Parental Guide

Family Fun Booklet, Taming the Web!

Free Android Parental Control App

SnapChat Guide for Parents

Andriod App Image

Safe internet Poster

Useful Sites

www.facebook.com/clickceop

https://www.getsafeonline.org/

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.pitda.co.uk

www.facebook.com/safety/groups/parents

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

www.theparentzone.co.uk

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

http://www.stoponlineabuse.org.uk/

Domestic abuse Sandwell team – 0121 552 6448