New Parent Guides for Online Gaming Safety
OUR ONLINE SAFETY POLICY
The online world is integral to how children stay in touch with their friends, and they have access to the internet like never before. Children can now access the internet via, PC’s, mobile phones and games consoles, and therefore, they are vulnerable to the inherent risks associated with internet usage.
To protect our children it is essential that young people and parents/carers understand how to reduce these risks. This page aims to provide you with information and strategies to reduce these risks.
Resources For Parents
At the links below you can find PDF documents which provide advice and support for parents whose children use the internet. These include issues around games consoles, cyber bullying, browsing and sources of support.
Online Safety stories for use with children aged 3-7 years.
Parnet Factsheet for use with children of all ages.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Unit)
CEOP have developed a website that can be used by children, parents, schools, teachers and anyone who wishes to access support or information with regard to Online safety. You can also report incidents of inappropriate content to the authorities through this link.
Their website can be found at
The children have all experience CEOP training in school and have used the website, playing games, competing quizzes and looking for information.
|Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information (such as name, email address, phone number, home address or school name) to people who you don’t know online.||Stop and Think!Who will see the information?What will strangers do with the information?How can you stop strangers getting information about you?|
|Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with you parents’ or carers’ permission, and even then only when they go with you.||Stop and Think!Why should you never arrange to meet anyone you don’t know in the real world?What might happen if you do go and meet a stranger you have met on the internet?Who should you tell and what should you do?|
|Accepting emails, Instant Messages or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems. They can contain viruses or nasty messages||Stop and Think!Who sent it?Will it be safe to open?What can I do to protect myself and my computer?|
|Someone online may be lying about who they are, and information you find on the internet may not be reliable.||Stop and Think?Whether you can believe what strangers tell you when you are chatting to them online.What can I do to check they are who they say they are?What can I do to check?|
|Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried. They can help you to report it at www.thinkuknow.co.uk, and talk to someone who can help.||Stop and Think!What can I do when people I’m chatting to online make me feel uncomfortable?Who can I tell?What can I do to stop it happening again?|