Tuesday 11th February 2020 is safer internet day. At RHS we will be focusing on how to keep ourselves safe when online during our Computing lessons during that week. We will also be inviting parents in for an e-safety workshop.
In the meantime here are some useful links and advice to keeping safe online:
Childnet Hot Topics - a collection of advice covering topics like screen time, parental controls, digital wellbeing and live streaming - https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/hot-topics
UK Safer Internet Centre advice hub - tailored advice for foster carers, adoptive parents, health care professionals and more - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre
Tackling difficult conversations - advice and resources on how to talk to children and young people about online safety issues - https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/have-a-conversation
Keeping under 5s safe - tailored advice for keeping under 5s safe online - https://www.childnet.com/resources/keeping-under-fives-safe-online
Digital Parenting - a free online magazine offering information and advice on online issues - https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting
Ask About Games - specific advice and online guides about gaming and PEGI age ratings - https://www.askaboutgames.com/
Phone Brain - information about paid for services such as premium rate numbers and in-app purchases - http://www.phonebrain.org.uk/
Get It Right From A Genuine Site - get to know which sites are legal for streaming and downloading films, music & games - https://www.getitrightfromagenuinesite.org/
NetAware - online guide and app with advice on popular online services, games and apps - https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Common Sense Media - online advice and reviews for games, apps, films, books etc - https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Parents & Carers
NSPCC - providing help and support for adults who are concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child - 0808 800 5000
O2 & NSPCC - providing help and support with social media, setting up parental controls, privacy settings and much more - 0808 800 5002
Family Lives - providing help and support with all aspects of family life - 0808 800 2222 - For advice - https://www.familylives.org.uk/
Young Minds - providing help and support with young people's mental health and wellbeing - 0808 802 5544 - For advice - https://youngminds.org.uk/
Children & Young People
Childline - providing help and support for under 18s - 0800 11 11 or online - https://www.childline.org.uk/
The Mix - providing help and support for 13-25 year olds - 0808 808 4994 or online - https://www.themix.org.uk/
A Parent's Guide to Technology - A set of guides highlighting safety tools on popular devices like games consoles, phones smart TVs and tablets - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology
Internet Matters - Step by step guides that will help you put in place parental controls on your home broadband, phone networks and entertainment services - https://www.internetmatters.org/
Childnet Family Agreement - The Childnet Family Agreement provides a framework for setting out expectations for online behaviour and usage - https://www.childnet.com/resources/family-agreement
Safety tools on social networks & other online services - Find out more about the safety features available on popular social networks and apps like YouTube and WhatsApp - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/social-media-guides
Social networking checklists - A set of guides to help you use safety and privacy features of popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/teachers-and-school-staff/teaching-resources/social-media-checklists
How to restrict in-app purchases - Find out how to restrict in-app purchases within app stores like the Apple App Store and Google Play - https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/hot-topics/premium-rate-content-and-in-app-purchases
When you access the internet it leaves a digital trail of what you have been doing. Nothing you do online is completely private and has the potential to become open to the public.
If you use any social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , YouTube etc. the things you are sharing may no longer be just your property, anybody could potentially see it, download it and misuse it.
We not saying don’t post on social media sites, continue doing what you are doing but just be aware when you do use them.
Make sure your accounts are set to private. That way you have some control over who sees your posts, photos or videos. If someone can view your social media activity and you don't want them to see it then you can unfriend, block, unfollow or unsubscribe.
Get familiar with the settings it really will make things you share just that bit safer.
Youtube Kids - https://kids.youtube.com
BBC Stay Safe - http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/stay-safe
ThinkUKnow - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk