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Online Safety

Parent’s Guide to tech

From laptops to mobile phones to smart TVs, this link will give you lots of guidance and help in choosing what to purchase and what you need to be aware of:

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/tech-guide/

Fortnite

Fortnite continues to remain ever popular with nearly 250 million players! Fortnite is rated PEGI 12 for frequent mild violence which means it is not suitable for persons under 12 years of age. The following links will provide you with further information about this game:

YouTube

Does your child use YouTube?  Here are some hints and tips on how to keep them safe whilst using it:

Helplines

There are many organisations set up to provide you or your child with advice should you need it. Here are just some of the organisations that can help you:

ChildLine: Call 0800 1111 https://www.childline.org.uk/

NSPCC: Call 0808 800 5000 https://www.nspcc.org.uk

Samaritans: Call 116 123 https://www.samaritans.org/

Bullying UK: Call 0808 800 2222 https://www.bullying.co.uk/

Where to report?

Report Harmful Content: Reporting centre designed to assist everyone in reporting harmful content online. https://reportharmfulcontent.online/

Internet Watch Foundation: You can report sexual images of under 18s online directly to the Internet Watch Foundation. https://www.iwf.org.uk/

CEOP: If you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating online. https://www.ceop.police.uk/safetycentre

Generation Digital – Barnardo’s Report 

30 Years since the Children Act 1989 & the birth of the World Wide Web

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Generation%20Digital%20-%20report.pdf

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