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Online Safety

We work hard at Statham to ensure that our children understand the importance of online safety.

Our eSafety cadets regularly visit classes where they help children to stay safe online by delivering important and up-to-date information.  

Are you net aware?

Do you feel confident on the age restrictions, content and risks relating to the apps your child uses on their device? Did you know that the age restriction for WhatsApp is 16, Youtube is 13 and Fortnite is 12?

The website Net Aware offers information on individual sites, games and apps including age restrictions, content and the potential risks,

Click here to visit Net Aware.

Did you know that O2 offer online safety support via their website, telephone and face-to-face meetings in their stores for parents and children? Simply visit the O2 Gurus section of the Net Aware website for advice and to book an appointment to speak to a guru.

Online Safety Update for Parents and Carers

Childnet has published this useful guide to support parents and carers with agreeing on screen time rules and expectations. Click below to access the document:

Family-Agreement

Are you struggling to set up parental controls so you can monitor your child’s online access? Click the link below for some step by step guides to help you set up the right controls and privacy settings on their devices.

Parental Controls

The following link gives you advice specific to your child’s age:

Online safety advice by age

If your child is an active gamer, this advice may be useful:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/gaming/

The Internet Matters website hosts a Gaming Hub, with useful tips and information on keeping your child safe when gaming online:

Gaming advice hub

Below are some parent guides for various applications and games. 

The NSPCC has launched an updated Net Aware site for parents and carers:

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

It includes many tips for staying safe online: tips on how to block or report someone; a guide to the most popular social media sites, apps, and games used by children and information about new apps like Pokemon Go, Periscope and Live.ly.

Search safely online using 'Kiddle', a safer visual search engine for kids: http://www.kiddle.co/

Watch family friendly videos using YouTube Kidshttps://kids.youtube.com/

 
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