E-Safety: Safer Use of New Technologies


If your child is getting a new phone or tablet for Xmas, you may wish to consider some monitoring software to keep a parental eye on what they're doing. There are plenty available to download, some are free some you have to pay a small subscription. An article explaining some of the more popular monitoring apps can be seen HERE (https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-parental-control-apps/) .

For advice and instructions on setting up the most popular devices (parental controls, internet filters etc.) see the Internet Matters website HERE (https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/)

If you are buying a new game for your child, make sure you are happy with it first. Just because "everybody else has got it" doesn't mean it's appropriate for your child. Check on the Common Sense Media website first - click HERE (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/)

Snapchat Maps
Keeping Safe Online

On Snapchat there is now a feature which can track your location unless you have disabled it.
If enabled, anyone you are linked to on Snapchat can locate exactly where you are, which building you are in and your exact whereabouts within that building.
If you pinch the screen, your location will be shown .
To disable this, you need to click on the settings button (the cog) whilst on this screen and tick the option ‘ghost mode’. This feature will then be disabled.
Keep your children safe when using social media!

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