Online Safety Advice
PARENTAL CONTROLS AND FILTERING
Below are some useful links for parents who want to know more about keeping their children safe online.
A Parents' Guide to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre - A guide exploring many popular technologies today, as well as raising awareness of the safety tools available.
Guidance on Parental Controls from the UK Safer Internet Centre - BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media all provide their customers with free parental controls that can be activated at any time. Videos on setting up these controls can be accessed from this link
Google Safety Centre - Information, Guidance and step by step guide to using safety tools on various Google services such as YouTube, Google+, Google Search, Chrome and Android.
Microsoft Family Safety Centre Advice on internet safety and guides to safety settings, including Windows, Xbox and Windows Phone.
ONLINE SAFETY ADVICE
To report concerns about a person’s online behaviour:
Concerned about the welfare of a child in Suffolk? Call Customer First (24hr service): 0808 800 4005
Suspect a crime has been committed? Suffolk Police: 01473 613500
Internet Matters is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to help parents keep their children safe online.
Get Net Wise for advice about filtering / parental control software, viruses and preventing SPAM
Childnet International Internet Safety Charity
A leaflet is availablefrom the Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board entitled 'Keeping up with the kids in a digital age'.
A Parents Guide to Kik Messenger - from ParentInfo
An article from the Guardian - What is Kik and should my child be using it?