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www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Practical advice and guidance for children, young people, parents and carers, and professionals who work with children run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).

http://ceop.police.uk

The CEOP website. Go to this website to report concerns about a person’s online sexual behaviour, get the Click CEOP report button for your web browser, and all the latest news about protecting children from abuse.

www.esafersuffolk.org

Information and advice about e-safety in Suffolk. Also gives an overview of the projects and activities of the online safety strategy which aims to make Suffolk an e-safer place to be.

www.suffolkscb.org.uk

The aim of Suffolk's Local Safeguarding Children's Board is to ensure that children are kept safe in Suffolk.

www.nspcc.org.uk

The NSPCC was founded in 1884 who work to end cruelty to children in the UK.

www.pegi.info

Provided by the Pan-European Game Information service, PEGI is a quick way to find the age ratings for computer games designed for Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony games consoles.

www.bbfc.co.uk

Guidance for parents on gaming, DVDs and film from the British Board of Film Classification.

www.dfe.gov.uk

The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services.

www.orange.co.uk

Phone and broadband provider Practical advice on online safety including parent guides.

http://parents.vodafone.com

Practical guides and resources for parents from Vodafone phone and broadband providers on helping their children stay safe online.

 

www.bullying.co.uk

Family Lives is a charity that has over three decades of experience in helping parents deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.

www.besomeonetotell.org.uk

A subsidiary website of Family Lives and also hosts Parentline plus which gives practical parenting advice.

www.kidscape.org.uk

Bullying advice, helpline, information, anti-bullying resources and training.

www.getsafeonline.org

For advice about filtering, setting parental control software to prevent viruses and SPAM on your home computers and how to avoid online rip-offs.

www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk

Founded in 2002 by NSPCC and the National Children’s Bureau, the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) brings together over 130 organisations into one network.

 

www.kidsmart.org.uk

Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents and agencies produced by the children’s internet charity Childnet International.

Parental control for social media

Facebook Safety Centre

Twitter

Instagram

Pinterest

Other useful links:

Thought provoking, non violent games

 

 

www.parentport.org.uk

Launched in 2011, ParentPort has been setup by the UK’s media regulators. It is a site for parents to go to if they are concerned that their child may have been exposed to something unsuitable and it will direct parents to the right regulator for their area of concern.

www.iwf.org.uk

UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content.

www.internetmatters.org

Great website for parents with step by step guides and helpful information with great resources

http://www.digizen.org

The Digizen website provides information for parents and carers It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship

 

Suffolk online safety survey

Suffolk County Council in conjuction with Youthworks Consulting carry out an annual survey of current online trends in Suffolk. Read the latest one here.

 

www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com

Law enforcement agencies from around the world together to fight child abuse online

Net Aware

Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world

Can I be your friend video.

The link above is a fun video clip (created by English National Opera) which demonstrates how our actions, requests and even terminology used in the ‘online world’ can be very different when translated into the ‘real’ world.

www.commonsensemedia.org

This is a really useful website that supports parents in identifying whether a range of media is age appropriate for their child. There are suggested age ratings for books, games, films , app's and websites and reviews by parents and children.

 

Happn - A dating app, similar to Tinder which uses GPS tracking to present you with a list of people near you. It will give you a map of where you crossed paths, their photo, name, age and profession.

Vine - 6 second video sharing app was age rated at 12 but now 17+. Many children and young people want to become famous Viners, as they do famous Youtubers.

OoVoo - A Video chat app where you can have a video call with up to 12 people.  

Twitch - Age restriction of 13 due to the COPPA law, Twitch is a live streaming app of gaming which as a chat feature. Children are live streaming other people playing GTA, COD and various other games that are inappropriate. Although the age restriction is 13 many users are of primary school age.

Popjam - Instagram for 5 - 12 year olds, this is a good way to prevent students from accessing Instagram early and is highly regulated and far safer than Instagram.

Happn - A dating app, similar to Tinder which uses GPS tracking to present you with a list of people near you. It will give you a map of where you crossed paths, their photo, name, age and profession.

Vine - 6 second video sharing app was age rated at 12 but now 17+. Many children and young people want to become famous Viners, as they do famous Youtubers.

OoVoo - A Video chat app where you can have a video call with up to 12 people.  

Twitch - Age restriction of 13 due to the COPPA law, Twitch is a live streaming app of gaming which as a chat feature. Children are live streaming other people playing GTA, COD and various other games that are inappropriate. Although the age restriction is 13 many users are of primary school age.

Popjam - Instagram for 5 - 12 year olds, this is a good way to prevent students from accessing Instagram early and is highly regulated and far safer than Instagram.

 

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