E-Safety for Parent/Carers
(Child Exploitation and Online Protection)
Our E-Safety Team are on hand to help with any advice you might need in relation to online safety. Please remember if your children would like some help they can press the Whisper button. We recommend that our pupils use apps and games that are for their age range. Be advised, this page has been created purely as a guide to protect your children online and we take no responsibility for any changes you make to your computer or devices.
Gaming has changed a lot over the last few years with most games now being played online. Many games and apps are free to purchase but have in-app microtransactions and hidden costs to enhance the gaming experience. For example, many free games come with different character designs or "skins" that can be easily purchased through the game. This can easily add up if you have not set your parental controls with a password.
Internet Matters - How to set up parental and privacy controls.
Netware - Advice on the latest games and apps some children are using. .
Think U Know - Family conversation starters and activity packs.
YouTube Guide for Parents - A step by step guide on how to use YouTube in restricted mode.
YouTube Kids - An app made just for children.
Google Family Link App - Help your family create healthy digital habits.
Social Media Checklists - Checkout how your profile looks online and set parental controls. Check your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, Roblox and Netflix.
This app will install a keyboard that can be used across messaging services and will prompt the user if their message is unkind.
WhatsApp Advice - Helpful advice on WhatsApp.
Buying Games and Consoles for Children - What will you use it for? Who is going to use it? A great guide to buying consoles and smart devices.
Gaming Online - For most children gaming is a fun way to spend time with friends. In this article they look at the risks and how to help your children stay safe online.
Playstation Safety - This page shows you how to set up family accounts to help create times and spending limits.
Xbox - Set spending and time limits on the Xbox.
Fortnite - Parental control guide and information.
Loot Boxes - What parent/carers need to know about Loot Boxes.
PEGI - What do the labels on games mean? Age ratings explained.