Online Safety Resources
Outside of school your child can only be protected by the controls that you provide on their internet, tablet/smartphone/smartwatch, TV, movie and live streaming access. Setting parental controls or restrictions can be a bewildering task and to help you, we’ve suggested some resources below and linked parental guides at the end of this page.
Setting Parental Controls
LGfL (London Grid for Learning) provide resources, training and technical support of schools and local authorities across London and the home counties including our school. DigiSafe is full of tips and materials to help you keep your children of all ages safe online https://parentsafe.lgfl.net/
Internet Matters - Digital Family Toolkit
An interactive toolkit designed to give you a personal view of your child's use of technology and how you can help.
Achieving for Children (AfC)
Peter Cowley, the Lead Adviser for Online Services and Safety for AfC has some useful information for parents on keeping their children safe online. You can find them here https://bit.ly/zerototen
Please note that you'll have to download the "Session notes" to be able to follow the links.
A wide range of helpful articles in the online magazine here: http://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting.html
This is the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) advice and education site. We use CEOP’s resources widely in school and there are sections and advice for children, parents, carers and teachers on the site.
This BBC site covers all aspects of digital skills and has a specific family online safety section here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02488p8
Common Sense Media
This is an American not for profit site which has up-to-date reviews and advice about games, apps, movies and TV explaining in detail what you can expect to see in categories such as violence, sex, drugs and consumerism as well as talking about positive messages and role models that are portrayed.