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  • Guide to Parental Controls
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Online Safety Newsletter March 2024

This issue looks at the issues around chatting online via video link, an update on Instagram features and how to manage your child’s device across different platforms.

Online Safety Day 2024

A newsletter released especially in recognition of Safer Internet Day 2024.

Online Safety Newsletter February 2024

This issue covers useful information on parental controls, tips for Playstation settings and Snapchat privacy restrictions.

Online Safety Newsletter January 2024

This issue covers age ratings, artificial intelligence, fake profiles and cyberbullying, linking to toxicity in game play.

Online Safety Newsletter December 2023

This issue covers key age ratings for common apps, Call of Duty, information on fake profiles and cyberbullying.

Online Safety Newsletter November 2023

This issue discusses Roblox, how to talk to your child about sexting, TikTok and WhatsApp’s editing feature.

A guide to Parental Controls

This guide will help you set up parental controls to provide your child with a safer online environment. Parental controls can help to protect your child from seeing something that they shouldn’t – although it is important to emphasise that no system is effective all of the time so it is important to engage with your child and talk to them about their online life regularly.

Thinkuknow is a CEOP website that has lots of advice to help young people keep safe online and what to do if they are worried about something that has happened online that has worried or upset them. There is also a parent and carer section that offers advice and information.

ChildLine counsellors are available 24/7 for young people to phone or chat online with, confidentially about any worries that they may be experiencing. You can contact ChildLine here or call them on 0800 1111

There is lots of support and advice available through this site. If you access this site and click the link “Preventing Abuse” – “Keeping Children Safe”; you will find lots of tools.

Internet matters is an organisation which aim is to keep children safe in the digital world. It provides advice and support for children, young people and parents. There is a particular section which relates to ways to tackle and stop cyber bullying. It can also support with information about parental controls.