Dorset Police have asked us to draw your attention to a Get Safe Online campaign to ensure children are safe this summer while online gaming.Get Safe OnlineDownload
Does your child have a smartphone? Do you know what apps they are using? More importantly, do you know if they are actually safe to use?
If you don’t know your Yubo from your Friv, then the NSPCC may be able to help
They’ve released a handy app called “Net Aware”, which tells you all about some of the most popular apps kids are using today.
It gives you a guide as to what the app does, as well as how safe it is, showing you in simple terms how likely your child is to stumble upon sexual content, violent imagery, bullying, drink, drugs, crime, and content relating to suicide.
Click the link below to check out the website, and head to your app store of choice to download the app.
‘Snapchat’ is a photo application that allows users to take photos, record video, annotate and then send to a another user. The sender can decide for how long the recipient can view the message (ranging from 1-10 seconds). After this time, the message will be permanently deleted. This however does not prevent the recipient from taking a screen grab of the message. Snapchat has become a very popular craze. A detailed guide to Snapchat can be found below including advice for parents.Snapchat GuideDownload
Produced by Vodafone, the Digital Parenting Magazine offers expert advice and real life stories on issues such as cyber bullying, managing digital footprints and online security.
Click here to read and/or download the latest edition of ‘Digital Parenting Magazine’
Digital Parenting Magazine also offers expert advice around some of the key current issues relation to technology and young people. Click each link below to read and/or download
There are over 31 million users of Facebook in the UK and a large proportion of these are aged between 13-17. The guide below from Digital Parenting Magazine guides you through making your child’s Facebook page safe
Stopthinkdorset provide support for education settings, volunteers and parents. Click on the links below to read helpful advice about keeping informed of your child’s Internet habits.
CEOP is the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre which works across the UK to provide resources for parents, schools and young people to help keep them safe online.
Visit their website here or view some of their resources below