With social media being the go to network for everyone, it is important that we take all precautions in protecting our online safety. Below you will find checklists for the most popular social media sites we access on a day to day basis. These checklists provide you with guidance on how to ensure your social media sites have been set up safely.

Facebook
Instagram
Snapchat
Twitter

Updated Notices for Parents

Kik Messenger; a free messaging app aimed at users aged thirteen and over. Used by more than 300 million people worldwide, Kik lets users exchange messages, photos, videos, GIFs and web pages with friends, family, chatbots and even strangers. Police in the UK issued a safety warning earlier in the year, claiming that Kik has featured in ‘more than 1,100 child sexual abuse cases in the last five years’ and that ‘children are at risk’ on the app.

How much do you know about Kik? Click here to read the guide


#onlinesafety guide for parents & carers about 'TikTok'; the social media/music video app sweeping the globe!


A guide for parents & carers to raise awareness about 'online grooming'. Every child is at risk and we need trusted adults to be able to spot the signs before it’s too late


What is Fortnite

http://www.childnet.com/blog/a-parents-guide-to-fortnite-battle-royale


Intersting article from the BBC News website regarding gaming addiction (18.6.18)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-44504683/computer-game-addiction-i-spend-20-plus-hours-a-week-gaming


To report a concern please use the following site:

ceop

Useful websites for information to parents and carers on a range of e-safety topics such as reporting a concern on CEOP, how to use social media in a safe manner and lots more.

www.internetmatters.org/

http://theblog.is/lac/2015/07/08/123/.

www.iwf.org.uk

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

http://www.childline.org.uk

http://parentinfo.org

Information provided by our Safer Schools Officer

For students

For parents