Safeguarding & E-Safety

Parent Info

Here you’ll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line.

Parent Info is a collaboration between The Parent Zone, which has been providing information and support to parents for a decade, and CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency.

Safer Internet Day

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Linking to Safer Internet Day, an annual event organised by Insafe, we have compiled some information to useful links for parents and carers.

Safer Internet Day 2017 theme – ‘Be the change: unite for a better internet’.

Please click on the image below for information and online resources.

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Internet Matters is an excellent new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens.

It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content.

Please click on the image below to view this site.

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Links to recommended e-safety websites
Net awareYour guide to the social networks your children use.know the netWhether you’re a seasoned surfer or a beginner online, Knowthenet has the reliable advice and top tips you’ll need to make the most of the internet.
nspccHelpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.bbc_webwiseDiscover media and technology on BBC WebWise.
ceop(1)This website includes a unique facility that enables parents and young people to make reports of actual or attempted abuse online.childnetInformation to keep your child safe online.  Whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to know more about gaming.
childnetFree downloadable leaflets for parents/carers, children, young people and professionals – inlcuding gaming, music, film & TV.choose_logoStaying safe online: parental control software.
connectA parents guide to Facebook.digizen(1)Look for the digizen guide on each page – they are colour coded to show if the content is useful for teachers, parents and/or kids. Happy browsing!
getsafeAdvice and guidance about online safety.googleIncludes family safety.
how stuff worksHow computers work.  Learn how to keep your personal information safe.internetwatchThe UK’s hotline for reporting illegal content found on the internet.
kidsmartFun games and activities for children alongside effective internet safety advice.microsoftFamily Safety advice from Microsoft.
parentportSite for parents to report inappropriate content (on and offline).theparentzoneGuidance for parents and professionals working with families.
thinkyouknowParents/carers guide to the internet.uksaferHow to set up parental controls.
kent_police1Guidance from Kent PolicekccGuidance from Kent County Council
Mobile Phones
02Keeping your family safe in the digital world.
carphoneWe know how important it is to keep children safe whilst they use their phone. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you manage the risks to your children including cyber bullying.
EEAdvice for parents and carers.  Helping you to help your children.
vodafone2Helping you help your child to manage their digital world.

 

Gaming
askaboutAdvice on computer gaming and parental controls.
nintendoThis is the place to be to learn all about the games your child is playing – and those you could be playing together!
pegiInformation about games rating.