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Social Media Guidance for Parents
There has been a lot of discussion in the news recently about young people and their use of Social Media apps and websites. This document offers some useful tips for parents in keeping our children safe online.
Practical Tips for Easing Children's Social Media Anxiety
How to Restrict Mature Content, Games
and More on the iPhone
The Net Aware website features over 60 social networking sites, apps and games popular with children. It features websites, apps and games which have been reviewed by a panel of parents and children and have all been rated in terms of how easy it is to change privacy settings and find any safety advice. The Net Aware site also highlights the types of inappropriate content that can be found on the sites as well as how easy it is to report concerns about abuse or bullying.
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More information on Social Media and Apps from Parent Zone
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Keeping under 5s Safe Online
Play your part for a better internet!
UK Safer Internet Centre
In addition to coordinating Safer Internet Day every year, the UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology:
We should however:
.... remember that the internet is an essential part of young people's lives and it provides them with great opportunities. Most people use it without coming to any harm so we must be realistic; banning the internet or web sites often will not work and it can make a child feel less able to report problems or concerns, so education around safe use is essential.
Other useful links:
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Parents - click on the link below to find lots more useful advice and ideas for helping your children stay safe including
guidance on using Xbox, Nintendo and mobile phones.
Copies of Digital Parenting Magazine available from the school.