Online Safety Advice

Online Safety Newsletter

June update - Warning about Omegle and Roblox

June edition - Online gaming risks, Instagram, Zoom and YouTube

May supplement - Cyber bullying

May supplement - TikTok

May edition - includes Call of Duty: Warzone; Netflix parental controls; LiveStreaming advice; and TikTok.

April edition - focus on Houseparty, see also Houseparty Guidelines published by the site's developers.

More Useful Websites and Guides

Parental Controls - This guide will help you set up parental controls to provide your child with a safer online environment - download

Online Safety Resources for parents - from the "Safeguarding Training Centre"

Home activity packs, created by "Think U Know" to support parents during Covid-19 and school closures. See them here.

What are the Risks and Dangers of being Online?
General overview of Online Safety and a list of some of the main Risks and Dangers

Discussing the Safe use of the internet
NSPCC have produced the following guide - How to start the conversation with your child about staying safe online, and what to do if you're worried about online safety.

Parental Controls
Do you know how to set up Parental Controls set up by your internet provider? The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. The UK Safer Internet Centre shows how you can help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed online on computers in your home.

The NSPCC have produced and excellent guide.

Social Networks/Media

Playing Games Online and the PEGI Rating System

ThinkUKnow
This site aims to make online parenting simple. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/, they have provided a series of worksheets families can work through during Corona lockdown.

Home activity packs:

Guide to online safety
Highlights the dangers children can face online, cyberbullying, sexual predators, and provides strategies in keeping your family safe online. https://www.broadbandsearch.net/blog/internet-safety-kids

Get Safe Online
Free expert advice from - https://www.getsafeonline.org/ which is a public / private sector partnership supported by HM Government and leading organisations in banking, retail, internet security and other sectors.

Digital resilience: a parent's guide
Parent Info is packed with expert articles to help answer some of the questions that may be raised. Take a look at one of the most popular articles on Parent Info at the moment: Digital resilience: a parent's guide.

NSPCC - Share Aware Campaign
The new NSPCC campaign was developed due to their own research finding that parents' quite often feel confused by the internet - out of their depth, and out of control.

Share Aware has been produced for parents of children aged 8-12 and is designed to help to reassure and give parents everything they need to keep their children safe. The design is straightforward: No-nonsense advice that will help to untangle the web, showing parents how they can be just as great a parent online as they are the rest of the time. 

Facebook Guide

This Guide has been written by Anne Collier and Larry Magid, Co-Directors of ConnectSafely.org With it, you will be better informed and able to communicate with the young Facebook users in your life. That's important because 1) if something goes wrong, we want our children to come to us and 2) as the Internet becomes increasingly social and mobile, a parent’s guidance and support is ever more key to young people’s well-being in social media and technology.

Contact Details

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Jesmond Park West
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE7 7DP

Tel: +44(0)191 2818486
Fax: +44(0)191 2810381

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