eSafety Web Links
- Age Rating information for Games - PEGI ratings are being composed with the use of an extensive questionnaire that deals with several topics, among which e.g. bad language, violence, and sex.
- BBC Online Safety - If you're a child or a young person it's especially important to be safe when using the internet. To find out why and for more information about being safe online read below and then follow the links.
- Bullying.co.uk - This is a useful website that lists the types of bullying that happen, what you can do to help and has a wealth of information and advice.
- Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre - The official CEOP website. See also www.thinkuknow.co.uk
- Childline - Information on a whole range of issues that are important to you.
- Common sense with Phineas and Ferb - A Disney video on online safety for younger children
- Cybermentors - CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online. If you're being bullied, or are feeling a bit low, or are maybe troubled by something and you're not sure what to do or who to talk to, then CyberMentors is where you can go for help. It doesn't matter how big or small you think the problem is, or whether you're being targeted online or offline, CyberMentors are here to listen and support you.
- Facebook - Report a hacked account
- Facebook - Password recovery assistance
- Facebook - Family safety centre for information, tools and resources on Facebook
- Facebook - General security information
- Facebook - Securing your Facebook profile
- Facebook - Sombody is attacking or harassing me on the site.
- Facebook privacy - Advice for Facebook users on managing your personal profile in a basic and advanced video tutorial.
- Family eSafety Kit - Be sure to check out the downloads section
- Get Safe Online - A joint initiative between the Government, law enforcement, leading businesses and the public sector. Our aim is to provide computer users and small businesses with free, independent, user-friendly advice that will allow them to use the internet confidently, safely and securely.
- Get the Facts - Met Police's website full of useful information on how to keep yourself safe online and when using technology.
- Go On - Go On is a website designed to help people take their first steps with computers and the internet.
Registered users get access to an easy-to-use email system and a wide range of online courses that cover everything from turning a computer on to surfing the internet.
- Grid Club and the Cyber Café - Grid Club has over 500 activities linked to the school curriculum.
- Kent Primary Advisory eSafety Pages - This area of the Kented website is dedicated to helping users better understand the issues around e-safety and manage the risks more effectively.
- Kidsmart - Keep ahead of your Kids by using the Parents section.
- Mobile phones - Advice for parents and children
- Nintendo DSi - Parental controls
- Nintendo Wii - Parental controls
- NSPCC - Help and advice
- NSPCC's Net Aware Campaign - In today’s fast moving digital world it can be difficult for parents to keep up to date on the latest sites, apps and games. Therefore the NSPCC have launched an interactive parents’ guide, Net Aware, which explains what other parents and young people think about 60 of the most popular social apps and games, what’s the right age, and details on privacy
and safety settings.
- NSPCC's Share Aware campaign - The Share Aware campaign was launched by the NSPCC in January earlier this year. This campaign encourages parents to speak to their children about online safety and gives them the knowledge and confidence to do this effectively.
- Safe - Social networking safety resources for primary schools.
- Sony Playstation - Parental controls
- The Byron Review - The Review is about the needs of children and young people. It is about preserving their right to take the risks that form an inherent part of their development by enabling them to play video games and surf the net in a safe and informed way.
- The Internet Watch Foundation - The UK Hotline for reporting illegal content, specifically:
Child sexual abuse content hosted worldwide and criminally obscene and incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK
- Think U Know website - Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
- Vodaphone's parents site - Usefull information for parents and carers worried about what their children are up to whilst using their phones.
- Working Families - Set up to help educate parents on how they might better balance the pressures of work and home life.
- XBox Live - Privacy settings: Online safety and privacy