E-Safety – Staying safe with Skype

With over 40 million people worldwide using Skype at peak times in the day, safety on Skype is a priority. Designed for adults and children over the age of 13, Skype is increasingly being used by primary school aged children. It is therefore paramount that we do everything within our power to ensure that our children are using Skype safely. This handy guide below provides parents with tips and security/privacy advice to ensure this. Please also use the second link below, which gives greater detail about how to stay safe using skype.
Josh David and Kate Alexander

E-Safety – Calling all parents!

I am delighted to have spoken to so many parents about E-Safety in recent weeks, as the profile of this important life skill is paramount. ‘Childnet’  have just updated their webpage, and offer some extremely useful resources and tips for Teachers, parents and children. Please do visit their website below and make sure that you and your children are E-Safe.
http://www.childnet.com/
Mr. David

E-Safety – Staying safe on mobile devices.

Around 45% of children aged five to fifteen years old now own their own mobile device. Therefore, mobile safety is rapidly becoming a priority for parents. Thankfully, www.kidsmart.org.uk have an excellent website with many top tips for keeping safe on all kinds of devices. Please visit their page on mobiles, which includes a ‘Top Tips’ section on how to be safe when using mobiles. It’s not just parents who can read these tips, so please encourage your children to read these with you too. They even have a handy print-out option, so you can pop them on the fridge! Please visit either of the links below for more information. Josh David

E-Safety Update – Generation Internet!

Our children are now using the internet more than ever, and with 57% of four year olds regularly using tablets and smartphones in the UK, it is no wonder that so many parents have concerns about their children’s E-Safety. It has been brought to my attention that many parents would like some more information about how to ensure their child’s safety online. A fantastic way to do this is by using parental controls on all devices with a capability of connecting to the internet.

Below are some links which give you a step-by-step tutorial of how to implement these parental controls on different devices.

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11471

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4213

For more information, or for a copy of ‘Digital Parenting’ magazine, please come and speak to myself or Miss Alexander, we would be happy to help with any queries.

Josh David