Links to sites with information on internet safety including sites for
parents and children
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There are lots of useful sites on internet safety.
Most of the sites listed here will have links to yet more sites
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NSPCC Social Media Guide - NetAware
Your guide to the social networks your kids use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world.
The web site refers to a wide range of apps that children use and has information on:
- What each app can and cannot do
- App minimum age requirements and views on the minimum age
- Previous/new names for the app
- Childrenís views on each app
- Parentís views on each app
- The level of risk for viewing certain types of content Ė Sexual, Violence & Hatred, Bullying, Suicide & Self-harm, Drink, Drugs and Crime
"Cyber Attraction" is a film made for the Scottish Government,
to throw light on the issue of young teenagers using social media to send inappropriate
images and the dangers faced if these are shared. Click the image to watch the film on YouTube
It would be remiss to ignore the dark side of the web. Online
communication has given everybody a voice and the freedom to share exactly what is
on their mind from the sanctuary of a screen, which is a simultaneous blessing and
curse. We are raising a generation of children that have not known a world without
the web and all that entails, and young people use the internet for a number of
reasons that are foreign to their parents. This article will also help keep children
safe while they negotiate the many twists and turns of a life lived online.
PARENTAL control software promises to keep kids safe online,
and it's available free from all the major UK broadband providers.
Whatever their feelings on the Government's war on adult content, families want
to look after their youngest members when they access the internet. This website
takes a look at the best ways to do that.
Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to
learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children
turn to if things go wrong:
Have ongoing conversations with your children about staying safe online |
Use safety tools on social networks and other online services
| Use of parental controls on your home internet | Understand devices
and the parental control tools they offer in our Parents' Guide to Technology
The Definitive Guide to Internet Privacy & Online Security:
Introduction to online privacy |
How to shop safely on the Internet? | Online theft, viruses & malware | Social media security
The Internet Safety Zone covers many aspects for parents and children: Cyber wellness |
How does the Internet work? | Social Networking Tools | Security | Privacy & Human Rights |
Handling Problems | Email | Browsing | Chat | Gaming | Mobiles
This site shows you how to stay safe while having fun online.
If you are a parent or carer, the site links to a Home Office produced leaflet
to help you find out what you need to know to keep your children safe when they
use the Internet.
You donít have to be an expert to make a difference! Talk to your children about
what they do online and pass on the safety advice in this leaflet.
Guidance from Childline for parents to help their children surf
the Internet safely.
Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with
others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
The Grid Club offers safety advice for children including the
CyberCafe where you can meet Griff, Chloe and their
pals, find out the safest ways to use the Internet, chat rooms,
e-mail and send text messages.
The Internet offers kids many opportunities for learning,
constructive entertainment, and personal growth. At the same
time, parents are concerned about the risks kids face online. The
challenge for parents is to educate themselves and their children
about how to use the Internet safely. GetNetWise can help.
This site is in the USA but has lots of useful information.
Investing can be a minefield for beginners and experienced traders alike. Not only do
beginners have to learn new financial instruments and trading lingo, but they also
have to be on guard against the slew of scammers and fraudsters seeking to prey on
novice traders. Similarly experienced traders can become victims because as their
confidence becomes complacency. Commodity.com is a source for information on all
the major commodities, cryptocurrencies & alternative investments.
Two links which could protect your privacy when you are on the internet and could
stop targeted advertising. The first is about setting up a Virtual Private Network
as opposed to a Proxy Server. The second shows (in a techy way) how to hide your
IP (Internet Protocol) address. VPNs and Proxies are run by commercial businesses
and will cost you a monthly fee.
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