Online and Mobile Safety Advice

Online and Mobile Safety Awareness

It is our joint responsibility to ensure we teach children how to use the internet and mobile phones safely and to support them to remember these lessons. Good practices include reminding children to keep their username and password safe and not share it with others, as well as, to tell a trusted adult if someone or something has made them uncomfortable or worried whilst on the internet or mobile phone.  Below is some advice and support for families on the safe use of the internet and mobile phones.

A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation with the whole family about how you all use the internet and discuss together how to behave in a positive way when online at home, at school or at a friend’s house.  Childnet provide agreement advice which provides a list of things to consider when creating a family agreement and some examples.  The family agreement template provides a framework that will help families set clear expectations for positive and safe internet use. https://www.childnet.com/resources/family-agreement

Social Media is a big concern for families and further information for can be found for adults at;

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/social-media-guides

https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/social-networking/  

Parent/Carer guides from National Online Safety Site

Useful Links and Information for Families

CEOP https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Childline Mobile Safety https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/mobile-phone-safety/

Childnet https://www.childnet.com

Google Safety Centre https://safety.google/

Internet Matters https://www.internetmatters.org

NSPCC Online Safety https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Safer Internet https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

Safety Net Kids http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk/

Think U Know https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Vodafone safety guides https://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting.html