E-Safety Advice

E-Safety is a challenging subject and not just a subject for children in school, its a subject for everyone at all times!  With this in mind, we have put together a selection of links that will help you to be careful when using the internet and some great tips on keeping safe.

Key E-safety Websites

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation working with online safety experts to bring you all the information you need to keep your children safe online.” – http://internetmatters.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command and has many sections aimed at children/young people/parents and teachers. – http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 

 

 

 

The Kidsmart website has been written by Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working to help make the internet a great place for children.” – http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/ | http://www.childnet.com

 


Computer Parental Controls

There are several ways to keep your children safe on your home computer or laptop.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 offer parental control systems that allow you to block or control what your children can see. The links below will help you set these up.

Windows 7 Parent Control – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/videos/using-parental-controls

K9 Internet Filtering – http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

Parent Control Bar – http://parentalcontrolbar.org

Apple Mac computers provide some controls for parents which you can read about below.

OSX v10.5/10.6 Controls – http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2900

If you are not using the default internet browser on your computer then you may find that the controls above are not applied. However most of the common browsers will provide some parental controls of their own. You should investigate this before installing a browser that can be used by your children.


Games Console Parental Controls

All of the modern games consoles can now access the internet but also provide some controls so that parents can have some control over what can be accessed.The links below will provide information on how to use these controls.

X-BOX One – XBOX One Security Section
X-Box 360 – XBOX 360 Security section

PS4 – Playstation 4 Parental Controls guide
PS3 – Parentallock information
PSP – parentalControls Information

Wii – nintendo.com/ParentalControls
Dsi – Nintendo DSi ParentalControls info
3DS – nintendo.com/3ds/parents information


Mobile Device Parental Controls

There a many mobile devices available now that can access the internet. The websites below provide some helpful information about the potential dangers of mobile devices.

ThinkUKnow Mobiles – http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/control/mobile/

KidSmart Mobiles – http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/downloads/mobiles.pdf

Apple products come with some parental controls that you can read about in the link below but the other products often have 3rd party apps available that can provide parental control. You can find out more about these by searching on the internet.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad – http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4213

If your child’s device is accessing the internet on a mobile phone network then the networks are required to provide a content filter to protect young users. However this is normally switched off to start with so you will need to contact them to enable it.

 

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