Online Safety Link Hub
Please find below some useful links
https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/ - The Better Internet for Kids portal provides information, guidance and resources on better internet issues from the joint Insafe-INHOPE network of Safer Internet Centres in Europe, and other key stakeholders.
https://www.getsafeonline.org/safeguarding-children/ - Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.
https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers - Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ - Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
https://www.ceop.police.uk - CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ - Online safety help from the UK's leading children’s charity.
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ - Your guide to apps, games and social media sites
https://www.internetmatters.org/ - a not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world.
https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/tackling-online-hate-and-trolling - a subsection of Internet Matters that focuses on tackling online hate with some really good advice to support children and young people
https://parentinfo.org/ - Help and advice for families in a digital world.
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers - Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online.
https://www.kooth.com - Kooth PLC is a digital mental health and wellbeing company working to provide a welcoming space for digital mental health care, available to all.
https://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting.html - Helping your family live a happy and safe digital life.
https://www.ltai.info/staying-safe-online/ - an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/default.aspx - Online safety and safeguarding advice and news.
https://parentsafe.lgfl.net/ - Online resources and articles to help parents keep their children safe online
https://parenthub.thekeysupport.com?uuid=14dd5a77-cf1d-4a08-a6eb-1ae439f2b917 - a safeguarding hub that allows parents to access interactive guidance on setting up parental controls on your child’s devices, as well as guidance on apps like TikTok, YouTube and Instagram and more.
https://www.bbc.com/ownit - BBC site with a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most. It can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
safetonet.com/foundation/covid/ - an app for parents to help them safeguard their children from online risks like cyberbullying and sexting, whilst respecting their child’s rights to privacy. The SafeToNet Foundation is providing UK families with free access to 1 million licences during coronavirus.
https://www.askaboutgames.com - answering questions parents and players have about video game age ratings, provide advice on how to play games safely and responsibly, and offer families helpful tips to ensure they get the most out of the games they enjoy together.
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/490001/Social_Media_Guidance_UKCCIS_Final_18122015.pdf.pdf - A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media
Childnet have released a new resource for parents of children aged 9-12 to talk about the issue of online sexual bullying. A very difficult area to discuss so this should help parents. The video is quite hard-hitting so great care will be needed, but as Childnet says, "it's the thing that is happening online but nobody is talking about."
There is a video and a downloadable leaflet HERE.
With TikTok surging in popularity, including children deliberately increasing their followers to 1,000 so that they can go live, it's good to see TikTok making more controls available for parents. The features, which are available via Family Pairing, include the ability to prevent the child searching and preventing strangers from seeing the childs' post.
Parents can follow THIS LINK for more information on the new and the older features.
What is OnlyFans? What parents need to know - https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/news-blogs/what-is-onlyfans-what-parents-need-to-know/
Advice for young people with SEND to deal with sexting incidents - https://www.internetmatters.org/inclusive-digital-safety/so-you-got-naked-online-guide-for-young-people/
Twitch - A Guide for Parents and Carers - https://www.childnet.com/blog/twitch-a-guide-for-parents-and-carers
Setting Parental Controls on Digital Devices - https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/
Downloading and Copyright Information - https://www.childnet.com/resources/downloading/home
Online Gaming Information - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/gaming
Tips for Parents on Keeping Kids, Tweens and Teens Safer Online - https://staysafeonline.org/blog/tips-parents-keeping-kids-tweens-teens-safer-online/
Instagram safety and privacy settings - https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/social-media/instagram/