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E-Safety

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E-Safety is about ensuring young people feel safe when accessing new technology. With more online social networking sites appearing, it is important that your child uses these safely.

Social networking sites allow you to create an online persona and interact with friends and other members of the public.

Most of these sites allow you to make your profile visible only to chosen friends but many people decide to share their profile with anyone and everyone. These very popular sites are a fantastic opportunity to interact with others in the electronic age but, sadly, a few individuals also use these sites for bullying and intimidation.

What can you do?

It is important to know what your child is doing online and how they use chat, instant messaging, blogs, forums and social networking sites.

A great idea is to get them to show you how it all works. Don’t be afraid to ask and don’t panic if you're not quite sure. Take a note of what programmes and sites they use to research later on.

Try setting up some rules which you agree on. Make sure that your child understands how to protect themselves online and what to do if they feel at risk.

Parent's Guide

Please see the links below, available through National Online Safety, which will allow you to access information regarding a number of platforms aimed at children. You might find it helpful to read through the information with your child so you can be sure they have the same understanding as you regarding age limits and how to use the platforms safely.

Momo
Momo
Instagram
Instagram
KIK
Kik
LiveMe
Live.me
Live Streaming
Live Streaming
Online Grooming
Online Grooming
Reddit
Reddit
Roblox
Roblox
Sexting
Sexting Online Safety
Snapchat
Snapchat
TikTok
TikTok
Twitch
Twitch
Twitter
Twitter
WhatsApp
WhatsApp
YouTube
YouTube
Yubo
Yubo

I want to block these sites!

If you are convinced there is no alternative, you can install filtering software. But be aware that there are ways around these and your child may feel they have to hide what they are doing from you.

Bullying

If you come across bullying on a site then you should report it to the site itself. Users of Bebo and MySpace for example, can remove messages and prevent non-friends from leaving messages. Check out the help pages on the site concerned.
If it's a bit more serious than that, you can report it to CEOP or the police if someone is in danger

Ceop

Access to these sites is banned in school, so for help or advice, please follow the links below:

Please remember to talk to your child about your concerns and support them to use the internet wisely.