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12 Tips of Christmas:

You can download the E-safety Newsletter by clicking here. Technology is now one of the most popular Christmas presents for our students with tablets, smartphones, game consoles and smartwatches likely to be asked for. We have therefore put together a collection of useful links and tools for parents, not just for Christmas:

  1. Set up parental controls, app or software on new devices: -parental-control-software control-apps,review-2258.html
  2. Set up home internet filtering: controls/interactive-guide/ parents-and-carers/parental-controls-offered- your-home-internet-provider
  3. Know the age ratings for games and apps:
    - for Games:
    - for Apps: check Itunes or Google Play
  4. Agree and manage screen time (e.g. set a ‘digital sunset’): /set-a-digital-sunset-for-_b_8444132.html
  5. Talk about selfies: /selfies-and-self-esteem-what-are-the-key-issues -that-parents-should-be-aware-of/
  6. Go through your child’s privacy settings with them: /privacy-and-internet-safety/what-are-the-best-privacy-settings-for-my-computer-and-smartphone advice-centre/social-media-guides
  7. Check if any of the mobile apps they use have location services enabled, (e.g. Ghost Mode in Snapchat):
    - Android: /answer/6179507?hl=en
    - Apple:
  8. Show them how to report offensive comments or block people: messages-and-posts-social-media
  9. Check ‘tagging’ settings so that your child’s identity is not revealed:
    - Facebook: /community/question/?id=700455260039556
    - Instagram: /how-to/instagram-101-keep-people-from- tagging-you-posts-0178276/
  10. Encourage your child to talk to you if they see anything that upsets them: guide-encourage-kids-share-digital-lives/
  11. Find out about how to keep your child safe on livestreaming ( live-ly-app-parents-need-know/
    - articles/live-streaming-responding-to-the-risks/
  12. Don’t share your child’s identity and location with people you don’t know: /Sharing-pictures-of-your-children/