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Headteacher: Miss Tammy Docking

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Whistley Hill, Ashburton, TQ13 7DW

01364 652343

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Advice for Parents on keeping Children Safe Online

The virtual world of the Internet is a great place to learn, play games and get useful information; it  is an integral part of modern life.  However,  like the real world, it also poses many dangers particularly for young children; parents can find it hard to know how to protect their child in this world.

The UK Safer Internet Centre gives excellent advice for parents and carers with tools and strategies to keep children safe online available from the website link below under these headings:

 

  1. Having ongoing conversations with your children about staying safe online

  2. Using  safety tools on social networks and other online services, eg Facebook privacy settings

  3. Deciding if you want to use parental controls on your home internet

  4. Understanding  devices and the parental control tools on offer in a Parents' Guide to Technology

This document from National Online Safety has 10 tips to help keep your whole family safe online.

Popular Online Games and Websites

Here is a reminder of the age restrictions on some of the currently popular games and websites. 

Facebook 13+

Instagram 13+

Snapchat 13+

Tik-Tok 12+

Fortnite 12+

MineCraft 7+

Below are some useful leaflets with information to help keep your child safe whilst playing and interacting online.

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