Primary and Nursery School
Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ
All social networking sites and apps have age restrictions - children should be age 13+ to use Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. Further information about age restrictions and risks on popular sites can be found at www.net-aware.org.uk. We would urge all parents to be aware of the age restrictions and the activities their children engage in on all apps.
Specifically, we advise:
Please talk to your children about internet safety and help them to manage their internet accounts, ensuring their use is appropriate given their age, that any posts are private and any ‘friends’ or ‘followers’ they interact with (including online games) are known friends or family members.
Parental controls are the names for a group of settings that put you in control of what content your child can see. Combined with privacy settings these can help you protect your children from the things they shouldn’t see or experience online.
Advice on setting parental controls, along with lots of other useful advice, can be found at https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/
If you have any concerns, please ask a member of staff in school.
NSPCC Online Safety has been written by NSPCC to help parents keep their children safe online.
thinkuknow - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre). Provides a link to report to CEOP if someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know. This may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up.
kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
Know IT All Resources - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
Lots of children are mentioning they are playing Roblox. Below are links to safety awareness for parents for this platform.
ScoMIS have produced an online safety newsletters specifically for Parents and Carers of 0-5 year olds. Each edition provides links to good websites where parents and carers can access advice, guidance and information for 0-5 year olds on online safety