Important Guide from National Online Safety
The specialists for online safety training in Schools, National Online Safety (NOS) have prepared a FREE guide concerning Fortnite: Battle Royale, the online game which has become widely regarded as the biggest online game of 2018.
The guide informs parents/carers about the dangers associated with the viral game and how they can reduce the associated risks, including, but not limited to; restriction of payment methods, preventing children talking to strangers, making a report, avoiding scams and using strong passwords.
Please view or download our guide here: Fortnite: Battle Royale safety guide
The link below is a useful story book to assist with getting the safety online message across to young people. Please feel free to view it here and share with your children.
Useful Story Book for Online Safety issued by National Online Safety
Issues Associated with Minecraft
Minecraft is played by millions of children around the world, who can use their imagination to build three-dimensional worlds with virtual building blocks in a digital, pixelated landscape. The risks that parents need to be aware of with this game include cyberbullying, “griefing”, online grooming and susceptibility to viruses and malware.
This guide aims to give parents and teachers practical tips on how to ensure this game can be enjoyed safely.
Please view or download our guide here Minecraft safety guide
Issues Associated with Instagram
NOS have also created a FREE guide for parents/carers about Instagram – the app with over 800 million monthly users. The guide informs parents and carers about the issues associated with Instagram and contains useful tips about how they can help protect their children when using the app.
Please click here to see the FREE guide: NOS Guide for Parents/Carers
More information for Parents and Carers is offered in the links below:
UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)
Houseparty – A Parents Guide February 2019
What parents need to know about Reddit September 2018
A Parents Guide to You Tube September 2018
A Parents Guide to Instagram
A Parents Guide to Snapchat July 2018
A Parents Guide to Whats App September 2018
A Parents Guide to Twitch November 2018
Merseyside Police Online Advice to Parents & Carers February 2019
Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP) February 2019
CEOP Parent Info
UK Safer Internet Centre
Vodaphone How to Guides
Facebook Privacy Settings
Fake News January 2019
Instagram Privacy Settings
Snapchat Privacy Settings