The apps and games that are available to our children are constantly evolving, so sometimes it’s difficult to make sense of which content is age-appropriate; which games are safe to play; and exactly what your child is being exposed to. That is why we have added Help Guides for parents and carers from a variety of reputable online safety charities and companies, with information along the lines of: how to manage the settings, privacy modes, how to report concerns, and what to expect from the app or game.
National Online Safety have also produced "handy guides with suggested apps and games that children might enjoy using to learn and play", which are also attached.
Below are also a selection of useful links about e-safety:
ThinkUKnow have created some parent support videos for sharing the importance of online safety with their children who are learning at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. New videos will be published every fortnight and can be found via the link:
Learning about online safety at home (ThinkUKnow)
ThinkUkKnow have created a page to support parents and young people online. The site includes home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities to support children's understanding of online safety at a time.
There is also parent support information.
The resources can be found here:
Be SMART: Online Safety Video Lessons for 6-9 year olds (Childnet)
Childnet have released six new easy-to-follow videos for parents and children to work through together. The 10-15 minute videos offer simple, clear online safety advice, using fun activities, games and discussion. There are optional follow-up activities to extend children's learning.
The videos can be found here: