Online Safety

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Internetmatters.org has teamed up with a number of broadband, mobile phone, internet and media providers to produce great advice to help manage your child’s online experience.

They have also produced simple guides to help you set up filters and controls on your home broadband. 

Please view the Online safety PowerPoint below (which was shown at Year 7 parents evening) and visit www.internetmatters.org

Should you have any other questions or concerns please contact Mr Devereux sde@herschel.slough.sch.uk

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For Parents - How to Set Up Gaming Consoles to Prevent Impulse Purchases

Many devices have parental controls which can help to mitigate these purchases. Wayne Denner has put together a short article which some parents will find useful, detailing how to set up parental controls on popular devices including the PS4, iPhone and Xbox One.

Click here to go to Wayne Denner's website.

Instagram - New Parental Controls

Currently rolling out within the UK right now, Instagram have launched some new features which I'm sure many parents will welcome. These new features include:

  • The ability to see how time their child spends on Instagram.
  • Awareness of who their child is following and who is following their child.
  • Notification if/when their child reports someone and the type of report that was made.
  • The ability to set specific times when parents can limit their child's screen time.

The features are enable on Family Centre, where a parent can supervise their child's account. Information about the new features can be found by clicking here. Information about Family Centre on the page isn't obvious, it's at the top of the page in small font.

 

 Anonymous apps guide for parents | Resources - Internet Matters 

 Checklist: Set up your child’s tech devices with right safety settings - Internet Matters 

Click here for an online safety guide for parents/carers (on the Childnet website) with useful information on who to contact to help keep your child safe online.

There is a new and helpful guide ‘Blocking and reporting guide’ on how to block and report any inappropriate or harmful material online on a variety of different platforms. This document is available to download at the bottom of this page. 

At the bottom of the page in the downloads, please see a new document from the Children's Commissioner on talking to your child about online sexual harrassment.

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These Online Safety pages draw in articles and content from ParentInfo:

https://parentinfo.org/articles/games,-apps-and-tech/all

Name Date  
Parents and Carers Workshop Leaflet 8th October 2021 Download >
Parental controls on iPhones 8th October 2021 Download >
Parents guide for social media scams 8th October 2021 Download >
Parents guide to snapchat 8th October 2021 Download >
ONLINE SAFETY 8th October 2021 Download >
NEW Online safety videos for parents and carers 10th October 2021 Download >
HOSted Issue 1 November 2021 3rd November 2021 Download >
Blocking and reporting guide 10th November 2021 Download >
HOSted Issue 2 December 2021 16th December 2021 Download >
Talking to Your Child About Online Sexual Harassment - A Guide for Parents 12th January 2022 Download >
Safer Internet Day news 8th February 2022 Download >
Internet Matters Level Up Your Lingo infographic 2nd March 2022 Download >
IWF Guide for parents and carers 2nd March 2022 Download >
TikTok Parent Guide 9th March 2022 Download >
 
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