Whilst our young people are spending more time at home due to the current worldwide situation, it is inevitable that they will be spending more time accessing the internet. This may be to complete learning activities, or to be able to socialise with family and friends who they are unable to see at the present time.
The following websites are just a few which provide a large, varied amount of information about e-safety issues to be aware of, such as playing games online, using social media, or accessing content on streaming services.
Some of the young people will be familiar with a selection of the websites detailed here from the learning they do in school. As well as this, some parents may recognise some of the content from sessions which have been delivered in school to offer support around this issue.
As always, if there are any issues or concern, please do not hesitate to contact school.
 https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/    'Thinkuknow' is the education programme from 'NCA-CEOP'. The site is split into sections for various age groups of young people, as well as parents and carers, and people who work with children.
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/    As part of the National Crime Agency, this site details the steps that can be taken when reporting online abuse alongside a link to allow people to report incidents of online abuse.
https://www.facebook.com/NationalOnlineSafety    This Facebook page publishes fact sheets no a weekly basis. Topics include gaming, social media, and more recently 'A Guide to Safer Live Lessons'.
https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/    This site provides advice on a whole host of issues around keeping safe online. Their guides on how to set parental controls on a range of electronic devices are especially useful.
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/    This website gives an overview of the latest and most popular social media apps, with details of official age ratings.
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/    This is a site where you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/    This site provides tips on how to initiate conversations with young people about online safety.
https://pegi.info/    This site provides users with information about whether a game is appropriate for players of a certain age. PEGI considers the age suitability of the game, not the level of difficulty.

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