Thanks to all who attended the Online Safety for Parents session here in school. Here are links to several excellent websites which give further advice on staying safe and raising awareness of all the issues families and teachers need to be aware of.
A Parents' Guide to Instagram
Cyber Streetwise - "Find out about easy steps you can take to protect your home or business from cyber crime" - https://www.cyberstreetwise.com/
BBC Webwise is part of the BBC website with help & support for all aspects of internet safety.
Avoiding Ratting - Remote Access Trojans - https://www.getsafeonline.org/protecting-yourself/avoiding-ratting/
The Digizen website - "This provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible Digital Citizens."
'The Parents' and Carers' Guide to the Internet', has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent.
A guide from Google to show parents how they can protect your family online.
YouTube Safety Centre - http://www.youtube.com/yt/policyandsafety/safety.html
The Cybersmile Foundation website (The Cyberbullying Charity) http://www.cybersmile.org
"The Parents Guide to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre has been created to answer these questions and introduce 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".
How to set up the parental controls offered by your internet provider (UK Safer Internet Centre)
The parents section of the Know IT All website. The site contains information about positive ways young people are using different technologies, what the risks are to users and it outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies.
Webcam safety- BBC Webwise - http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/25812110
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) - Criminal content can reported to this organisation - www.iwf.org.uk<http://www.iwf.org.uk>
Anti-Bullying Alliance - http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/
The Marie Collins Foundation - "The Marie Collins Foundation (MCF) is the UK charity enabling children who suffer sexual abuse and exploitation via internet and mobile technologies to recover and live safe, fulfilling lives." - http://www.mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk/
Child Safety Online Overview (Knowthenet)
Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying
Internet Matters website