Online Safety Guidance for Parents
Cyberbullying is any bullying behaviour that takes place ‘virtually’ via mobile devices like phones and tablets, through online social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and is also common on gaming sites. Cyberbullying can happen in or outside school – whenever and wherever children have access to phones or the internet. Examples of this kind of behaviour include inappropriate text messaging, e-mailing or blogging, sending offensive or degrading images by phone or via the internet, excluding individuals from group chat and creating false personas to mock or humiliate others. There is strong expectation from government that teachers will tackle all forms of bullying, including cyberbullying, and in recent years they have extended powers such as the specific power to search for and delete inappropriate images/files on electronic devices, including mobile phones.
Find below some useful links to keep you and your family safe on the Internet. Here are links to some very useful sites. If you scroll down, you will also find some very useful articles and downloadable guides on Parental Controls on various devices.
Advice for Parents of children using Smartphones
Please find below some helpful guides to help you keep your children safe when using smartphones and the Internet in general
Parental Control Guides
Social Media Guides