Below is a list of useful resources to promote the safe, responsible and informed use of the Internet and digital devices. We have provided a range of materials to give you an overview of current issues in online safety and also to provide help and support with specific apps, websites or devices. With the ever changing nature of digital technology, we will regularly update this page with any resources we think will be relevant and useful. Please note that with the device/Internet monitoring/restriction products we are not endorsing or recommending any of the listed products.  

Last updated: 4th March 2021

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Instagram Live Rooms

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A guide to the new "Live Rooms" feature of Instagram which is currently being rolled out.

Houseparty: A guide for parents

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A guide to the 'Houseparty' video chat app. 

Omegle Chat App - BBC Report

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BBC investigation into the Omegle "Chat to Strangers" app.

Safeguarding Alert Omegle App 

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An overview of the Omegle App following recent concerns about unsafe use.

Digital Safeguarding in 60 Seconds

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A weekly 60 second round up of online safety issues: Activity tracking apps, eating disorders and social media + general online safety advice.

TikTok Family Pairing

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TikTok Family Pairing Feature enables the remote monitoring / restriction of certain features on TikTok accounts. 

Is TikTok Safe? (Documentary)

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A BBC documentary investigating the TikTok App.

Safer Internet Centre UK

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Safer Internet Centre UK are an organisation whose purpose is to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.

Childnet

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Childnet is a charity organisation which provides advice, tips and resources for parents and carers, teachers and young people.

Internet Matters

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Internet Matters is a non-profit organisation with the aim to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. They provide advice for specifc devices and apps.

Parent Zone

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Parent Zone  provide support and information to parents, children and schools, working globally to help families to navigate the Internet safely and confidently.

NSPCC

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An NSPCC advice surrounding the sharing of inappropriate content online. 

CEOP

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Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command - Part of UK National Crime Agency. This site is for the reporting of online abuse. 

Google Family Link

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Google Family Link is an app provided by Google which allows for the restricton/setting limits to screen time, restriction of certain content and phone location tracking. 

Circle

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Circle is a (paid) app which allows for restriction/setting limits to screen time and restriction of certain content. Circle allows for the restriction/blocking of certain apps. 

Boomerang 

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Boomerang is a (paid) app which allows for restriction/setting limits to screen time and restriction of certain content. 

Qustodio

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Qustodio is a (paid) app which allows for restriction/setting limits to screen time and restriction of certain content.

WKGS Online Safety Information Evening

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PowerPoint presentation used for our Online Safety Information Evening.