E-Safety for parents and students
Esafety Guidance for Parents
As well as being an invaluable tool for education and learning the Internet can be a risky place. The increase in the number of activities and communication tools, that are available to young people, increases the potential risks that they are exposed to. We regularly hear tales in the media relating to esafety incidents but sometimes we lack precise knowledge of how we can help to minimise the risk to ourselves and our/your children.
The aim is to provide you with more information about the dangers that can be faced on the Internet and through Social Media and give you some guidance on how to safeguard you and your family. This information should help you to:
- Understand what the dangers are;
- Know where you can look for advice and support;
- Be able to make informed decisions to safeguard your family.
Links to esafety information
The guide from the UK Safer Internet Centre answers frequently asked questions and introduces some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.
Cyberbullying Advice – Internet Matters.org
Cyberbullying is bullying that happens online through social, gaming or instant messaging platforms.
Internet matters have created a hub of advice to prepare them for what they might encounter online and practical ways to tackle cyberbullying should it happen.
Guide to Apps
Although child-friendly apps can make using the internet a more accessible and enjoyable experience, the thousands of apps available for different types of people mean it’s important to make sure children use appropriate ones.
These guides can be downloaded and printed. They are from a variety of sources including CEOP and Internetmatters.org.
- Online Safety Guide for parents of 11-13 year old
- Online Safety Guide for Parents of teenagers, 14+
- TikTok Guide for Parents
- TikTok Parental Control Guide
- Cyberbullying Advice Sheet
- Social Networking Advice for Parents
- Kik Messenger Parents Guide
- Whatsapp Infographic
- A Guide to Instagram – This guide provides parents and carers with practical information, advice, and tips aimed at teens 13 years and older.
How to set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home.
The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media – provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. They have come together to produce these helpful video guides to help you to download and set-up the controls offered by your provider. Click on the link to access the video guides: Safer Internet.org Parental Control advice
Social Media Checklists
These checklists have been produced by SWGFL and can be downloaded here. They provide details and information on how to stay safe on the most popular social networking sites.