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Is your child safe when they are online?
If using a smartphone, check the adult bar is set to 18+
Set parental controls on your home broadband
Control app downloads and purchases
Make the games console is safe and secure
Use safety mode on YouTube and Google
Despite having minimum age requirements, over half of primary school children aged 7-11 have profiles on social networking sites (Whatsapp/Snapchat/Instagram)
If your child is using these networking sites and respective apps, get up to speed on how they can manage their privacy setting with our ‘How to Guides’.
Visit www.internetmatters.org/back-to-school to download them.
There are age restrictions on social media and the internet?
You have to be 13 to use......
You have to be 14 to use.....
You have to be 16 to use.....
You have to be 18 (or have adult permission) to use .....
YouTube Kids was built from the ground up to be a fun, family-friendly place for kids and families. The YouTube Kids app includes both popular children's videos and diverse new content, delivered in a way that is easy to use, for children of any age.
Visit here for some parental support
What do you know about the latest game Fortnite?
The multiplayer action survival game, Fortnite: Battle Royale, has received a lot of media coverage recently due to growing popularity amongst children – and also emerging safety concerns. Net aware have pulled together some information about the game and how to keep your children safe while playing it. Click the link below!
Talking to your Child
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Want more help?
To find more information to keep your child safe online visit these websites.
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.