Welcome to our Internet Safety Zone.
Check in regularly for updates which will help you and your children stay safe online.
Online etiquette or ‘netiquette’ – The dos and don’ts of online communication
The internet often plays a huge part in many young people’s daily activities; allowing them to communicate freely with others and share information with ease via messaging apps, social media and gaming networks. http://www.childnet.com/blog/online-etiquette-or-netiquette-the-dos-and-donts-of-online-communication-
Roblox - a guide for parents
Our Education Officer Tom looks at the popular gaming site Roblox and gives top tips for parents wanting to help young people stay safe whilst gaming on Roblox. http://www.childnet.com/blog/roblox-a-guide-for-parents
Live.ly mobile app is the fastest growing social media streaming app available and has approximately 20 million users worldwide. It enables users to live stream videos of themselves, and watch videos from other users. It has limited security features, making it possible for users to potentially identify where a video is being streamed from or has been recorded. Any video can be recorded or shared without the permission or knowledge of the person who made it.
Many legitimate apps are being used by young people in a way that allows them to communicate with or be contacted by strangers, which creates a very real and significant risk to them.
Net Aware is part of the Share Aware campaign, which is embodied by Net Aware, with the aim of giving parents and carers the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their child about staying safe online.