Safety Bulletin: Momo Challenge

Some parents may have become aware of a new craze on YouTube called the ‘Momo Challenge’. It basically involves an disturbing avatar called Momo, and apparently encourages children to carry out dares; examples include texting or calling strangers' numbers that they...

Safety Bulletin: Fortnite Addiction

Fortnite made headlines this year after the NHS announced that people can now receive treatment for gaming addiction. This news went viral after a three-year battle to recognise gaming addiction was won by Kendal Parmar, who is a mother of a 15-year child addicted to...

Safety bulletin: Kik

Do your children use Kik Messenger? It's a free messaging app aimed at users aged thirteen and over. Used by more than 300 million people worldwide, Kik lets users exchange messages, photos, videos, GIFs and web pages with friends, family, chatbots and even strangers....

Article: Gaming: What parents and carers need to know

Introduction Please take time to read the following article online from Thinkuknow, the education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command, whose mission is to pursue and prosecute child sex offenders. Thinkuknow: Gaming: What parents and carers need to...

E-Safety Tip: How to stop your child spending money online without your permission

Introduction iOS devices – On an iPad or iPhone your child will always be asked to enter your Apple password before they can make an in-app purchase unless you’ve changed the settings to only ask for the password every 15 minutes. Protect your details by checking your...

E_Safety Update: Tik Tok

There have been a lot of concerns regarding TikTok over the last few months. Given the popularity of the app that's no surprise. But the latest concern is where children are being exploited to part with cash or 'digital gifts'. It's easy to blame the app, and the...

E-Safety Tip: Tik Tok (formally Musical.ly)

Introduction This social network app is from the creators of Musical.ly. As Musical.ly officially went offline earlier this year, TikTok has taken its place offering the user the ability to watch musical clips, create short clips up to 60 seconds and add special...

Online grooming

There’s a chance that your child may meet people online that aren’t who they say they are. Grooming is a word used to describe people befriending children in order to take advantage of them for sexual purposes. Many parents worry about online grooming so it’s...

E safety tips for parents of 6-10 year olds

Internet safety checklist for young children Agree boundaries Be clear what your child can and can’t do online – where they can use the internet, how much time they can spend online, the sites they can visit and the type of information they can share. Agree with your...

Re-Think App

e-Safety Tip: ReThink App An app designed by a teenager is being used to help reduce Online Bullying. ReThink is available for free on the iTunes and Android store – it provides Smart Phones and Tablets with an alternative keyboard that detects when someone is about...

Snapchat Guide

Introduction Snapchat has changed a lot in the past few years. Frequent updates mean the app looks and work almost nothing like it originally did. below you'll find a parent's guide's to Snapchat answering some of the common questions parents ask about the app. also...

Talking to your child about staying safe online

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? That’s where we come in. Whether you’re an...

Safety Bulletin: Momo Challenge

Some parents may have become aware of a new craze on YouTube called the ‘Momo Challenge’. It basically involves an disturbing avatar called Momo, and apparently encourages children to carry out dares; examples include texting or calling strangers' numbers that they...

Talking to your child about staying safe online

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? That’s where we come in. Whether you’re an...

E-Safety Tip: Screen Time

The UK's four Chief Medical Officers have released the first official advice regarding social media and technology. The senior clinicians said “technology can be a wonderful thing” but that too much time sitting down or using mobile devices can get in the way of...

The Cyber Ambassador Scheme

A pilot scheme to set up Cyber Ambassadors in schools has been promoted by Hampshire's Police & Crime commissioner. Involving a number of  primary and secondary schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the aim is to give pupils the tools and knowledge to...

Cyberbullying – iNet Guardian talk

We have all read and heard stories about cyber bullying in the media and due to the ease at which cyber bullying can be perpetrated we probably know someone who is being cyber bullied . We had a presentation from Inetguardian last year, who are experts in the study of...

Parents vs Kids Game

Three years ago, O2 joined forces with the NSPCC to help give parents the knowledge, skills and confidence to keep their kids safe online.  You can play the game here by clicking the link below. Play Game   Green (Educational)

Young children and screentime

Please take time to read and download this interesting and useful guide from the UK Safer Internet Centre concerning screentime for children.  You can view and download this from the link below. Download PDF Yellow (General)

Google Family Link – Manage Your Children’s Android Devices

Are you finding it difficult to manage your child’s use of online devices? Google have developed an app for Android phones/tablets that can help you to set certain digital ground rules. You can manage the apps your child can use, approving or block the apps your child...

Safety Bulletin: Fortnite Addiction

Fortnite made headlines this year after the NHS announced that people can now receive treatment for gaming addiction. This news went viral after a three-year battle to recognise gaming addiction was won by Kendal Parmar, who is a mother of a 15-year child addicted to...

E-Safety: Parental controls on devices

Introduction Did your child receive a PC, tablet, mobile phone or games console over the Christmas period?  If so, it will almost certainly be capable of accessing the internet. Two things spring to mind: protecting your children and the amount of screen time that...
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