Staying Safe (including Online)…
“Nothing EVER goes away once it is posted online”.
There are lots of websites giving advice to help keep children safe in the virtual world. Here are some useful links…
How do you put parental controls on an iPad?
Follow the steps below to make sure your iPad is child-proof:
– From the Home screen, select ‘Settings’
– Scroll down and select ‘General’ then ‘Restrictions’
– Follow the on-screen instructions and select ‘Enable Restrictions’
How do I turn on YouTube Safety Mode?
– On any video page in YouTube, scroll down to the page footer where you will see your current language, location and Safety Mode settings
– Change your Safety Mode setting by clicking ‘On’ and then ‘Save’
– If you have a YouTube account, sign in and then you can lock this feature permanently, so that your account password is required in order to unlock Restricted mode
Online Safety Alerts – Think Before you Scare
The Education Safeguarding Advisor (Online Protection) within the Education Safeguarding Service regularly receives queries from schools in relation to warning parents/carers and young people about the online safeguarding risks they have heard about via the media.
Whilst sharing warning about specific risks, apps or trends is often done with good intentions; it can pose risks. Sharing content, either electronically or otherwise, that is unverified or unrealistic can unintentionally have harmful consequences. Responding to viral stories with a rushed response can cause additional issues.
Although some stories and warnings circulating online may be based on facts, many have been found to be hoaxes, urban myths, “fake news” or are sensationalised. Educational settings and professionals should think before they share with their communities.
For more information on this theme visit https://www.theeducationpeople.org/blog/online-safety-alerts-think-before-you-scare-updated-2019/