Hillcross Primary School
Online Safety Links
Government resources to help parents and carers keep children safe from risks online
Government resources involving privacy and safet settings
National Crime Agency (NCA)
A collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
Childnet- a useful site which offers ways to start conversations about online safety
Let's Talk About It
LGFL DigiSafe Undressed Campaign
UK Safer Internet Centre
This site contains advice on how to use the internet and new technologies safely and responsibly as well as a range of practical resources, news and events focussing on the safe and responsible use of the internet and new technologies.
An internet portal which aims to direct parents and carers to credible and helpful information on how to keep children safe online.
Google Family Safety Centre
Provides parents and teachers with practical tools to help them choose what content their children see online. Look out for the video tips on how to set up safe searching on Google and YouTube.
N.B Each of the search engines including the top 5 e.g. Yahoo, Virgin, Bing! (formerly MSN) ASK and Aol will have their own internet safety pages. You can search for these on the home page.
GROWTH AGAINST VIOLENCE
Growing Against Violence provides evidence-based public health and public safety education and training for children and young people in schools. https://growingagainstviolence.org.uk/people-option-2/
MOBILE PHONES, HANDHELD DEVICES AND GAMING
Vodafone Digital Parenting Guide - keeping kids safe online
Find advice on handling social media, screen time and how to use parental controls and privacy settings to keep your children safe online. Take Vodafone’s digital family pledge and help your family set some digital house rules.
N.B Each of the mobile networks including the top 5 e.g. EE, GiffGaff, O2, Sky Mobile, Tesco and Virgin Mobile etc. have their own internet safety pages.
02 have partnered with the NSPCC to provide a hub which contains information about a number of issues including online bullying and a guide to what 'apps' children are using.This site is designed to help adults understand what kids really do on their mobiles and the internet. And it's also to help you talk to your kids openly about the risks, so they know how to protect themselves.
INFORMATION ON REPORTING INAPPROPRIATE CONTACT OR ILLEGAL CONTENT
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
The CEOP Centre is the UK's national police agency set up to tackle online child sexual abuse. If you are worried about someone's behaviour towards a child, either online or offline, you can report this at www.ceop.police.uk.
SITES FOR CHILDREN
Be Internet Legends- Interland
For fun online activities about staying safe online.
BBC - OWN IT
A site designed to teach younger children about some of the pitfalls of the internet in a fun-way; using cartoons, quizzes and games.
The Cybersmile Foundation is a multi-award winning anti cyberbullying non-profit making organisation that provides expert help and advice for cyberbullying victims and their families. Founded by parents of children directly affected by cyberbullying, it provides support to those that are bullied online, and changes the behaviour of the bullies themselves, through education.
This charity aims to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse, by working with children and young people aged 6 to 19, concerned parents and grandparents, teachers and carers.
ChildLine is a confidential counselling service for children and young people. They can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. You can phone ChildLine on 0800 1111, send them an email, have a 1-2-1 chat or send a message to Ask Sam. You can also post messages to the ChildLine message boards or text them.