A vast majority of students have mobile phones with cameras, internet access and social networking accounts. This can be a recipe for disaster if not used appropriately, both inside and outside school. It is important that you discuss with your child appropriate use of phones, cameras and social networking sites to avoid incidents of bullying and inappropriate behaviour.
As well as lots of information on how to keep your children safe, this website has a very useful video tutorial showing how you can set privacy settings and parental controls on your computer.
This website encourages everyone to take some time out to learn more about internet safety and to make sure that their computer is properly protected. It has lots of useful tips about online shopping and identity theft.
A parent’s guide to different technologies:
- Gaming devices
- Internet-enabled devices
This websites offers parents advice in how to recognise the signs and support their child if they are been Cyber Bullied.
This website provides a unique, interactive guide to help you keep up to date with how children use the Internet and how you can support them in keeping safe. It is produced by ChildNet International.
The NSPCC website has a section for parents with advice on Internet safety.
A site from Ofcom offering advice on how to keep children safe when using location based services on mobile phones.
Advice and guidance on using parental control settings on mobile phones. This site will show you how to find information to help keep children safe online when using a mobile phone.
This website, from Vodafone UK, provides information on common technologies that young people use today, along with a range of advice on how to protect your family online and when using mobile phones.
This website, from ChildNet International, gives some useful advice on social networking, which lots of young people use on a daily basis.
Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.
This section of the T-Mobile website has useful advice regarding mobile phone safety for parents.
For parents with little knowledge of the internet and digital technology, there is a wealth of resources to assist in helping your way through the issue of internet safety.
Orange have produced a guide to mobile phone and internet safety which includes a down loadable guide for parents. The guide offers advice on how parents and children can safely get the best out of mobile phones and the internet.