Advice for parents on the various devices children might access. These include how to guides on accessing the safety features embedded within the operating systems of many of the devices.
The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. They have come together to produce these helpful video guides to help you to download and set-up the controls offered by your provider.
Most online services offer some safety features that can help you manage access to age-inappropriate content, report concerns or protect privacy.
It is a good idea to think about the sites and services your family uses, and check out which features these sites have that might be helpful for you. Talk to your children and make sure they know how to use the tools on the sites and services they use.
Social Media Guides (Facebook, Snapchat etc.) - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/social-media-guides
TV On Demand (Sky Go, Netflix etc .) - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/safety-tools-online-services/tv-demand
Web Browsers (Chrome, Internet Explorer etc.) - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/safety-tools-online-services/web-browsers
Fortnite: Battle Royale
Alongside many schools across the country Our Lady's appears to be in the grip of Fortnite fever. The game itself is PEGI rated 12+ so the regulator believes it is unsuitable for primary age children. However as we understand that many children are in fact playing the game regularly we believe parents need to be as well informed as possible. We have found this parent's guide that covers what we think parents need to be aware of if their children are playing Fortnite.