Useful Web Sites for Parents
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Virgin Media Children’s Online Safety Test – How to introduce the kids to the internet
At Virgin Media O2, we want internet users of all ages to enjoy all the wonderful things the web has to offer, safely. However, when it comes to educating your kids about the internet, you might feel out of your depth, when they’re learning, playing and chatting to friends on websites and apps you’re unfamiliar with. To get you up to speed on the things you should be keeping an eye out for, check out our Children’s Internet Safety Test below, and keep on top of how your little ones are making use of the world wide
This website is designed to give up to date advice to parents. Below are two links which we think are the most useful pages. They show all of the current apps and games that young people are using. If you click on the app or game, it tells you whether their experts think it is safe or not and gives lots of useful information about how it works and how to use it more safely.
- This Complete Guide to Online Parental Controls from WizCase sets out how to keep children safe in an increasingly digital world.
- To mark this year’s Safer Internet Day, the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) has released new research which shows young people’s experience of misleading content online and the strategies they are using to manage this. Safer Internet Day education materials are available to help to promote safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.In support of Safer Internet Day, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, Vicky Ford, has said: “As children are living in an increasingly digital world, it is vitally important that they are able to separate fact from fiction and challenge or question any misinformation they may come across
- Online activity can be monitored via your broadband provider to ensure that your child stays safe on the internet. Please follow this link to view a guide to broadband parental controls and internet safety for children.
- social media age restrictions
- The ultimate guide to keeping your kids safe online with parental controls
- Parents’ Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids
- Maths Chase is a free site where you can quickly test your times tables.
- A Guide to Protecting Child Privacy Online
- Internet safety 101 the ultimate guide for parents
- Choose – Staying safe online – parental control software
- Teach your children online security basics – If you’re a parent, you can help your kids use the Internet www.parentinfo.org
- E-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
- Lots of guidance and articles for parents about keeping their children safe online.
- A website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is.
- A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.
- Childnet International produce an online CD guide specifically for parents KnowITAll
- The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own edcational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers. www.thinkuknow.co.uk
- A beginners guide to using the Internet safety, including some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line. www.getsafeonline.org
- Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children.
- One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying. www.bullying.co.uk
- 13 Reasons Why Facebook is for 13 year olds – Herts County Council (PDF)
- ‘Mind the Gap’ Herts County Council (PDF) – Questions you may want to ask your children
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre