Everyone has a responsiblity for Online safety whether using a mobile phone, tablet, computer or even an internet cafe. This page provides links to some of the resources available to parents.
Lee and Kim CEOP (The child exploitation and online protection centre) Video suitable for viewing with your child demonstrates the need to be aware of online safety.
Top 10 Tips for Mobile Phones – from Safety net Kids
Staying Safe Online – from Safety net Kids
Please remember that the minimum age requirement to be eligible to sign up for the social media sites listed below is 13+
CEOP Home Page – The child exploitation and online protection centre.
CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies. More information including how to report concerns is available from the CEOP website
Think u know – Advice on setting up Parental Controls with links to further Think u know pages aimed at specific age groups.
Safety Net Kids – A site aimed at children.
UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading organisations with a mission to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people, including user guides for:-
Mobile Phone & Tablet Application
Selfiecop – An application suggested by our School Link Officer from Police Scotland; “It can be used with a child’s permission (or without if the child is younger / vulnerable) and once installed it alerts children to the dangers of sharing images and copies selfies to the parent/carer’s phone. At a minimum it will remind a child sending a selfie that the image about to be sent can last a lifetime – interrupting compulsive behaviour. It was developed as part of an anti-bullying programme and can be downloaded from app stores”.
SOCIAL MEDIA APPS – Advice for Parents and Carers 1/9/2020