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Lowerhouse Junior School

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Online Safety

Please see below a list of helpful websites and documents to support your children staying safe online. 

If you have any queries around online safety or would like further guidance, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Blackburn in school. 

 

A guide to apps: 

 

This guide maps some of the most common apps available and highlights those that might create risky situations for children, such as unintentionally revealing personal information, stranger danger and generating large bills through in-app purchasing.

 

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/apps-guide/

 

Social Media and Privacy Guides:

 

If your child is using social networking sites to chat to friends and family or share their latest selfie, take a look at a list of social media guides to get you up to speed on the most popular platforms and help them set the right privacy settings.

 

https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/social-media/

 

Setting up devices safely: 

 

Getting your children’s devices set up safe will help you make sure that they get the best out of their device. This checklist gives you some simple tips to give you a head start.

 

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/e-safety-checklist-getting-your-kids-tech-devices-set-up-safe/

 

Gaming consoles and platforms: 

 

If your child is a keen gamer and uses a range of consoles or devices to play the latest games, take a look at this list of consoles, platforms and gaming apps parental control how-to guides to get up to speed on how to set the right level of protection to give them a fun and safe experience.

 

https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/gaming-consoles/