The measures announced over recent weeks to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), although essential, have disrupted people’s day-to-day lives.
As a result of these necessary measures, almost all of us are likely to be spending more time online, including children. Click here for the DfE guidance 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online.'
This series of three animations aims to give 4-7 year olds knowledge, skills and confidence to help them respond safely to risks they may encounter online. Click here to read more
BBC launches 'digital wellbeing' Own It app for children. Click here to read more
Gaming: What parents need to know. Click here to read more
DITTO – The Free Online Safety Magazine
Written specifically for schools and parents, a new edition is shared to keep staff and parents up to date with the latest issues, risks, advice, guidance and opinion with a view to enjoying the wonders of technology – safely! Click here to read the January 2020 edition
Family Link - Google's Parental Control Software is given updates. To read more... click here to read more
What is ‘gaming addiction’ and how can you prevent children from developing it? Click here to read more
e-safety adviser: e-safety and online safety training, support and advice. A website that includes the free online safety magazine DITTO and much more. Click here to go directly to the site.
Loot Boxes - What are they? Did you know it uses real money? Click here to read more
The National Crime Agency CEOP Command ThinkuKnow education programme has published guidance about the risks for children and young people associated with items that connected to the internet, for example toys, smart speakers, and wearables such as fitness trackers. The guidance includes information and ideas for parents and carers to help make ‘connected homes’ more secure. Click here to go to the guidance.