The school has a long-standing commitment to promoting Internet Safety in the school and increasingly when children are out of school. More and more parents are becoming aware of the issues and ask for our advice or to be pointed in the right direction to find more information. This page aims to try and put some of that important information in one place.
The excellent NSPCC Net Aware website provides a simple guide for the most popular social media, apps and games that kids use. Alternatively you can browse our Social Media Library document to learn more about almost every type of social media platform currently available (133 in total!)
Below are some of the most popular platforms your child may be using:
Instagram is a picture and video sharing app. Users can post content and use hashtags (#) to share with others.
Snapchat is an app that lets you send a photo or short video to your friends.
WhatsApp is a freeware, cross-platform and end-to-end encrypted instant messaging application for smartphones. It uses the Internet to make voice calls, one to one video calls; send text messages, images, GIF, videos, documents, user location, audio files, phone contacts and voice notes.
YouTube is a place to watch, create and share videos. Videos include things like music, animation, online blogs and TV clips.
Facebook is a social network, which lets you create a page about yourself.
Minecraft is a game that lets you build and create a virtual world using building blocks.
How do you keep your children safe on their games consoles? Click on your game console below to find out.