Internet Advice for Parents
At Badgerbrook we take ‘online safety’ extremely seriously. The table below details some of the agencies that offer advice to parents and children on internet safety.
#DITTO is a free online safety (e-safety) magazine for schools, organizations and parents. Designed to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. A new edition is released approx. every 6 weeks.
Ditto is published by e-safety advisor; a non-profit making organisation working to help make the Internet a great and safe place for young people. It has a range of leaflets for parents and children in a number of different languages.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre maximises international links. Its approach combines police powers and the dedicated expertise of business sectors, government, specialist charities and other interested organisations to tackle internet abuse.
All hot topics are covered including mobiles, blogging and gaming sites – and users can tell someone via the site if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they’re chatting to online.
Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents, and agencies, produced by the children's internet charity Childnet International.
Kooth is a service from Xenzone, leaders of online counselling. Young people can chat to friendly counsellors, read helpful articles and get support from online forums.
Here is some guidance for parents to help keep children safe online while using apps or playing games online. Some of the games and apps are aimed at older children but your child may well have already experienced these. This advice comes from National Online Safety – their website has much more information and guidance