E-safety information for parents and carers
Information for parents and carers about safeguarding and protecting your children from the potential risks of online and mobile communications.
- Hampshire County Council's anti-bullying webpages - This is a website that provides information about bullying and what is being done in Hampshire to address it.
- Cyber Mentoring - This is a website that provides information about kids helping kids online.
- Click Clever Click Safe - A Government website that provides Internet Safety guidance for parents.
- Childnet International - Part of the Know It All website that provides materials for promoting safe Internet access.
- Information for carers of children in care who have received laptops through the Get Online project - This project provided computers to students who were in foster care. The project finished in 2009.
- The safe use of new technologies - Ofsted Inspectors visited 35 schools from April and July 2009 in 35 schools in England. They investigated how schools ensured that their students understood the issues around E-Safety.
- Internet Matters.org - keeping your child safe online matters www.internetmatters.org
Flexible Filtering will be available allows schools, if they wish, to unblock social networking sites.
Social media sites are constantly changing their settings and privacy policies. For the most up to date information see each site's own information pages.
- A guide for parents, carers and teachers about social networking sites - Childnet International
Facebook (minimum age 13)
Members create a user profile, they can then create and join groups if they wish. Allows users to share photos, interests, music and comment on other profiles.
Twitter (minimum age 13)
Twitter users exchange public content in the form of 140 character messages sent from the webpage or from a user's phone. Users may have a public or private account and choose to view the message of other users. The messages are referred to as 'tweets'.
MySpace (minimum age 13)
Users create profiles, share photos, journals, music and videos. Users can choose if the content can be viewed by friends only, 18 and older, and everyone.
Ning (minimum age 13)
Users create their own social network and can control membership and privacy.
Friendfeed (minimum age unknown)
Users share music, videos, photos and discussions through profiles and groups.
A social networking site for children aged 6 to 14. This is a website that is moderated and allows parents to place their own restrictions.
Chat, instant messaging (IM), games, email, mobileThere are many sites that encorporate chat, instant messaging, games, email and mobile. As with all social media sites particular care should be given to who we befriend and trust, protecting personal details and accessing age appropriate materials.
- Chatdanger - a site all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.