If you need any support/advice regarding internet safety, please find a list of useful websites/documents below-
Cyber bullying- Childline
Cyberbullying is becoming more predominant amongst children and young people when they are online, especially as the popularity of online gaming and use of social media continues to increase. To help parents deal with any incidents of cyberbullying or if you think your child maybe a victim of online bullying there is advice and guidance avaliable on the childline website for you as a parent and how to deal with such scenarios.
A parents' guide to Snapchat- Does your child use Snapchat? Do you know how to accept and decline invites? what a story is and who can see it? Snapchat is increasingly popular with younger children, this handy guide goes through basic information about Snapchat and how you can monitor your child's usage.
Staying safe online- Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.This site offers advice and guidance for all types of online behaviours be it on line gaming, social networking, sharing and much more. Your children will be familiar with the child version of this site as it used in school you could perhaps ask them to help you with navigating through it. Also a great website to use is safer internet.
A parent's guide to apps- Do you know what an app is? What in-app purchases are? This guide goes through how you can ensure downloads and app use are safe.
Facebook usage guide - Would you know whether your son/ daughters profile is set to public or private? Would you know how to check? Do you know what POS stands for when children are online chatting (Parent Over Shoulder)? Facebook is very popular amongst young people (and adults) despite Facebook only recommending it be used for children aged 13 years and older. This guide was produced to keep parents up to date with tips for keeping their children safe when using Facebook and informing them of the latest trends for Facebook usage.
If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online let CEOP know.