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Five useful articles for parents to help keep their children safe online over the summer

 

Help for parents to engage with their child's online activities over the summer holidays. These articles have been kindly reproduced from the thinkuknow.co.uk website, created by education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command

 

1. Gaming: What parents and carers need to know. 

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

Many children will be spending time gaming online over the summer holidays. This article explores the different elements of gaming with a particular focus on how it can be used by offenders but focusing on what parents can do to support their child while gaming.

 

2. Sharing pictures of your child online

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/Sharing-pictures-of-your-children

Lots of parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family, particularly when they are on holiday or starting the new school year. A recent report found that 42% of young people reported that their parents had done this without asking their permission. Our article helps parents to protect their child while staying social.

 

3. Keeping your under 5s safe online

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/keeping-your-under-five-safe-online

Whether it's watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa - today's under 5s are spending more time online. In this article we look at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how parents can make sure their child has a safe experience online.

 

4. Live streaming: Responding to the risks

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/live-streaming-responding-to-the-risks

Many children enjoy live streaming as it can be used to showcase talent, develop communication skills and create identity. Our article helps parents to understand why children love it, what the risks can be, and how they can help their child stay safe if they are live streaming.

 

5. Using parental controls

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/Parental-controls

Parental controls are a great tool for helping to protect children but should not replace open and honest conversations with children about their life online. Share these tips on how to use parental controls effectively.

 

More helpful advice can also be found here

www.pclstraining.com/links]www.pclstraining.com/links

If parents have any questions, they are welcome to email me paul.hay@pclstraining.com

Internet Safety

Our children love to use the internet especially to play games and to communicate with their friends. The way they start using computers and the guidance they are given at this young age can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.

 

At our school we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety in every year group. OnTuesday 2nd April, we will be having an Internet Safety Day run by Paul Hay who is an expert in Internet Safety. Paul will work with the teachers to lead an assembly and run class lessons.

 

For the younger years, we use a cartoon which was created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOPs).  You can see the cartoon on YouTube by clicking here.

 

It tells the children the 4 Top Tips they need to remember.

  • Top Tip 1 : People you don’t know are strangers. They’re not always who they say they are.
  • Top Tip 2 : Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground.
  • Top Tip 3 : Keep your personal information private.
  • Top Tip 4 : If you ever get that ‘uh oh’ feeling, you should tell a grown-up you trust.

Click here to download and print your own "Top Tips" poster

 

For the older year groups, we have a special lesson to help them understand social media and how to be careful using it.  They are shown a video to help understand.  You can see that video on YouTube by clicking here

 

Parents -Useful links

It is important for all parents to learn about how children use the internet so they can carry on the discussion with their own children at home.  Paul has provided links to useful sites to learn more about Internet Safety and watch other related videos. Here is the site www.pclstraining.com/links

Paul is also happy for parents to contact him with any questions you may have.

paul.hay@pclstraining.com

 

"Digital Parenting" magazine

An organisation called Parentzone have created a great magazine for parents to help them understand how young people use the internet and provide help.

Click here to download your own copy  

Parent Guides to Popular Games and Apps

Fortnite 

‘Fortnite – Battle Royale’, is a free to play section of the game ‘Fortnite’. The game sees 100 players dropped on to an island from a ‘battle bus’ where they have to compete until one survivor remains. The last remaining player on the island wins the game. Players have to find items hidden around the island, such as weapons, to help them survive longer in the game. To make the game harder, there is an added twist called ‘the storm’, which reduces the size of the island from the start of gameplay, making the players closer together in proximity. The game is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac and iOS

Click below for more information

Commonsense Media - Parents ultimate guide to Fortnite 

National Online Safety - Fortnite battle royale parents guide

Instagram

Instagram is a photo sharing app that allows users to share images and videos with the world. The app has a live streaming feature and additional add-ons, such as ‘Boomerang’, ‘Hyperlapse’ and ‘Layout’, which can be used to enhance their feed. Users can choose to add filters and make adjustments to their photos, such as brightness / contrast. To make their content more ‘searchable’, users can include hashtags in their uploads to make them easier to find.

Click below for more information

Instagram - Tips for parents

National Online Safety - Parents guide to Instagram

Roblox 

Roblox is a multi-player online gaming platform which allows children to play and create a variety of games in a 3D world. Roblox is free to play and available on all modern smartphones, tablets, desktops, Xbox One, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.

Click below for more information

National Online Safety - Parents guide to Roblox

Snapchat 

Snapchat is a photo sharing app for mobile phones and tablets. The app allows users to share images for a limited number of seconds, chat with users before messages disappear, and share images with their friends list through a ‘story’.

Click below for more information

Snapchat Safety

Snapchat Snap Map and Snap Map - Setting ghost mode

National Online Safety - Parents guide to Snapchat

TikTok 

TikTok is a global video community where users create, share and discover ‘funny and memorable moments’ via short video clips – typically about 15 seconds long. Videos can be ‘spiced up’ with special effect filters, stickers, music and sound clips. Currently one of the world’s most popular apps, TikTok was formerly known as Musical.ly, before it was rebranded by the Chinese company that acquired it in November 2017. If your child previously had a Musical.ly account, all of their videos and personal settings will have automatically been moved to TikTok.

Click below for more information

Parentzone - TikTok guide

National Online Safety - Parents guide to TikTok

WhatsApp 

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with more than 1.5 billion people in more than 180 countries using it to send and receive text, photos, videos and documents, as well as make voice and video calls through an Internet or Wi-Fi connection. The free app offers end-to-end encryption, which means that messages can only be read by the sender and the recipient in one-to-one chats, or all members if it is a group chat. Not even WhatsApp can read them.

Click below for more information

National Online Safety - Parents guide to WhatsApp

YouTube 

YouTube is a video sharing site/application that enables you to upload, view, rate, share and comment on a wide variety of videos. Consisting of a huge resource of information, advice and entertainment, YouTube now has 1.9 billion logged-in monthly users who watch a billion hours of video daily. Most of the content on Google-owned YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but organisations and media companies also offer some of their content via this platform.

An alternative is YouTube Kids, a video app developed by YouTube. The app provides a version of the service oriented towards children, with curated selections of content, parental control features, and filtering of videos not deemed to be appropriate to the target audience.

Click below for more information

YouTube - Enabling restricted mode

National Online Safety - Parents guide to YouTube

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