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eSafety Links for Parents

Please see the following useful links below for advice on keeping your children safe on-line:

Family Agreement

The holidays are a great time to sit down with children and manage expectations. Some children will spend as much time online and playing games as they possibly can, but this isn’t practical, there has to be a balance between family and socialisation. Here’s a link to a family agreement template from Childnet:

https://www.childnet.com/resources/family-agreement

Parental Controls

There are so many connected devices on the market now, each with their own unique way of setting up parental controls and restrictions. Equally the functionality of these devices can be daunting with chat, game downloads, in-app purchases, third party apps on the devices (such as social media, Netflix) etc.

https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/

Advice by Age

As well as devices, parents also need advice according to the age of their children. Internet Matters has this covered for children 0-5, 6-10, 11-13 and 14+

https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/

Gaming

Gaming is likely to be high on the agenda for many children this holiday period. CEOP have a nice, simple guide for parents

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/gaming/

Internet Matters also has a gaming hub which is really useful for parents; it was updated a couple of months ago and has invaluable information

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/online-gaming-advice/

YouTube

There is a new YouTube app/site for children (<13) that’s worth a look. This is only a few weeks old and it’s quite good for the younger children

App: https://youtube.com/kids/
Web: https://www.youtubekids.com/

Social Media

Internet Matters have a really useful hub for parents which explains the risks and the benefits, along with some resources that parents can use

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/social-media-advice-hub/


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