Online Safety for Parents
Worried about something you have seen online?
If you have seen something that you feel is offensive or you have seen harmful material online, no matter where it is, please use the button below to report it.
The Report Harmful Content button is a quick and simple method for helping anyone to report offensive or harmful material online, no matter where they are.
What is Ollee?
Ollee is a digital friend for children aged 8-11, created by Parent Zone and BBC Children in Need’s
It helps children explore feelings around subjects – like school, family, friends and the world – and supports conversations between children and parents through connected accounts.
In the app, children can select an emotion they’re feeling – maybe happy, sad, worried or something else – and it will give them ideas about what to do. Even if they’re not sure, Ollee will help them figure it out. With prompts such as, “I feel lonely”, “no one listens to me” or “I’m growing up”, Ollee gives children supportive advice about that subject and how they feel.
Parents and guardians can create an Ollee account for themselves, as well as their child. By linking accounts, children and parents can share Ollee’s advice and ideas together, helping to start a conversation about feelings. Adults can also explore the different emotional scenarios a child might be experiencing – with tailored parenting advice.
Try it out now in a web browser or download the app to your device.
Alan Mackenzie - Our Online Safety Expert!
"Online safety has been a passion of mine for a very long time; I love technology and the huge benefits that can be realised through global connectivity and collaboration...I strongly believe if you educate children using the spaces they engage in, they understand more, they're more enthusiastic, they engage and therefore the likelihood of positive impact is greater."
If you want to know more about TikTok, read the Parent Zone Library guide, which has in-depth information on the app.
Checklist for Staying safe on Tik Tok
SWGfL has updated its TikTok checklist leaflet. This helpful resource covers how to set up parental controls, how to block users and where to go for further help, plus more.
Primary school children aged 7-10 years old are increasingly being groomed to perform sexually online by predators warns the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).
The IWF, the UK hotline to report and remove child sexual abuse imagery online, have warned that since the beginning of the pandemic, they have witnessed an increase of 1,058 per cent in the number of webpages depicting sexual abuse imagery of children aged 7-10. This content was recorded by predators via internet connected devices and shared online. Please click on the image above to view the full report.
Spotify has become the world's most popular music streaming service - but how suitable is it for children to listen to? This guide brings you the inside track on Spotify!
Please click on the image above to download a PDF version.
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Student Code of Conduct (Sep '22)
To ensure the continuing education and online safety of Castleview's students, the children spend a portion of their year's first Computing lesson on a Code of Conduct. The Code keeps the children up to date with the latest guidelines and ensures they know exactly what to, and not to do online. These are are all discussed and understood as a class, before every individual in KS1 and KS2 signs their own personal copy. These rules also appear every time a child logs in to their school computer to remind them how to conduct themselves online.
Please click below to see the rules:-
Online Safety Committee Updates
Stay upto date and keep your child safe in the digital world.
Below are some useful links to keep yourself abreast of latest developments.
Parent Zone have produced a guide to all the latest online platforms that are currently trending with young people.
Follow the link https://parentzone.org.uk/advice/parent-guides
The new Better Internet for Kids (BIK) website features a section specifically dedicated to parents and carers to help them influence, support, educate and protect their children in the online world.
Click here for your parent guide to the social networks, websites, apps and games that children are currently using from Common Sense Media, NSPCC and O2.
Kids today spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. Common Sense helps adults and kids thrive in a world of media and technology. One of the services they provide are trusted reviews for Games, Books, Apps and Movies - so you know exactly what is and is not appropriate.
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Microsoft's Top Tips for Safer Families
For more detailed information and advice from the company, visit: Microsoft - Online Safety.
Click here for general information, advice and guidance on keeping your children safe online.
The Ultimate Guide to Protecting Your Child Online in 2021