E – Safety
Do you know whether your children are safe when they are on line?
If you think they are safe, what about the children/people they are in contact with?
Here are the recommended minimum age restrictions for these websites:
Facebook UK, Snapchat, TikTok and Instagram are all 13 years.
Whatsapp is 16 years.
Fortnite is 12 years.
If your children are regularly using one or more of these, then we advise you to ensure you understand how they operate and also what you can do to support your children to use them safely.
Here are a selection of general information videos about E-Safety you can watch with your children. Below each link you will find the appropriate age for the video.
Suitable for children aged 4 – 7 years
Suitable for children aged 7 – 10 years
Suitable for children aged 10 years+
Follow this link to learn more:
Keep yourself and your children safe read our Mobile Phone Policy
ONLINE SAFETY FROM NSPCC – URGENT READING FOR PARENTS – HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE ONLINE WHEREVER THEY ARE
ONLINE SAFETY ADVICE CONCERNING SNAPCHAT
ONLINE SAFETY ADVICE REGARDING INAPPROPRIATE VIDEOS INCLUDING MOMO
You may have seen in the press that highly inappropriate videos are circulating online and are being viewed by children. Some of these videos contain violence and offensive language, while others, including one called ‘MoMo’ or the ‘MOMO challenge’ showing a warped face, tell children to self-harm or do dangerous tasks without telling their parents.
A lot of this is media hype. The MOMO challenge began as an urban myth and a steady stream of ‘fake news’ coverage on social media has created this latest frenzy.
While we always encourage you to be vigilant when your child is using any device or watching any clips, the constant influx of new apps and games can make it hard for you to keep track of everything your children see.
This is why it is important for you to talk openly and regularly with your children about these apps and games and the potential risks to which they can be exposed. The same applies with social networks and anything online that makes them feel uncomfortable.
The NSPCC offers some excellent guidance on how to talk about these and other issues – click on the link below:
The website below is a useful guide to help parents research the social networks, apps and games that children are using. You can type in the name of the app that the children are using and it gives you an easy visual of the pros and cons and a general overview of that app. It also shares practical advice of what parents can do to ensure their children have fun yet stay safe.
Do you know what Child Exploitation is? Do you know the signs? To keep our children safe we need to know about CSE. Follow the links below for more information:-
We are proud to hold the 360 degree E-Safety Mark