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Check out the following two web sites for information on keeping your children safe when using the internet on computers and mobile phones. With videos and games for children to play and learn how to keep themselves safe.
This website can be used for teenagers. It focuses specifically on the risks in all interactive services where young people can meet with other people, including chatrooms, mobile phones and online games. It has lots of case studies and good advice.
Kidsmart has a parentsâ€™ section with a range of advice and resources. There are two versions of the parentsâ€™ seminar which can be watched and listened to as well as fact sheets on specific issues like spam.
For more information on how to protect your child from cyberbullying see the following website run by the Department for Education:
The GetNetWise website has lots of useful safety information, including a selection of reviews of filtering tools. You can search according to what you want to block or control. If you select the privacy section at the top of the page, you will get to some great â€˜how toâ€™ step-by-step tutorials showing exactly how to change the settings in your browser. There are also video clips of two experts talking about safety issues which are worth watching.
For parents, guardians or concerned relatives and friends of bullied children, the charity Kidscape offer a hotline for advice with trained for counsellors. The Helpline is available on 08451 205 204 Monday-Friday from 10.00am-4.00pm.
Parentscentre is a government run website for parents on how to help with your child’s learning, including advice on choosing a school and finding childcare. The site has a very comprehensive internet section, which Childnet helped to write, as well as recommended websites for all age groups. http://www.parentscentre.gov.uk/
GetSafeOnline is a new website which focuses on online security and protection issues. It contains advice about firewalls, spyware and antivirus protection as well as how to protect your child. http://www.getsafeonline.org/
This site has a useful checklist to help children think about whether a website is trustworthy. Go through it with your children and also see the parent centre website for advice on this subject. http://www.quick.org.uk/
The BBC Website is a good place to start. It has three sections for children: CBeebies, CBBC and Schools. Within the site at www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/help/safesurfing is a Dongle the Rabbit cartoon that, in a fun and effective way, shows younger children about safe surfing.
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The Cybercafe on this educational website is a good place for kids to learn about internet safety. It is interactive and uses Childnetâ€™s SMART rules.