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Internet Safety

Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your son safe online

As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your son to stay safe online. You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child safe online. Our advice and resources are here to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively. In every year in school, our boys will be taught the importance of staying safe online, including identity protection, cyber bullying, the dangers of excessive screen time, inappropriate websites and the dark web and the dangers of contacting strangers online.

Talking to your son about internet safety.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/

Inappropriate and explicit content.

Explicit Content: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/inappropriate-explicit-content/

Porn: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/online-porn/

Sexting: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/sexting-sending-nudes/

Gaming, online videos and streaming.

One of the best websites to check how appropriate games and social media apps are for your son is to visit Net Aware. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ . You can type in the name of any app and it will tell you the suggested age rating and give an overview of how it works and the content your son may be exposed to.

Online Gaming: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/online-games/

Livestreaming: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/livestreaming-online-video-apps/

The dangers of excessive screen time

https://www.internetmatters.org/issues/screen-time/?gclid=CjwKCAjw_Y_8BRBiEiwA5MCBJlUPitblsX9gXW3Tuege1duM4y9XyHu-Qgoxa6vFaBFAU4xGT1TpwhoC6gcQAvD_BwE