Online Safety information

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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LGfL DigiSafe is a brand of LGfL - the National Grid for Learning. Click the image to go to a page full of useful information for parents about keeping their children safe online.

 

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

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Useful Links:

Is Snapchat safe: A how to guide for parents | Internet Matters

Support parents' understanding of online safety | Internet Matters

 

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