Keeping children safe on the internet is really important to us at St Stephen's and is part of our Computing curriculum (Click here for more information).
Every year in February we support Online Safety day, an event held in over 170 countries and supported by the UK safer internet centre who offer help and advice and have a hotline to support parents or children with staying safe on the internet. (Click here to view their website)
Here is a list of websites that can support you with keeping your child safe online:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/safer-internet-day-live-lesson/zdh2wnb - A live lesson for children from the BBC.
Lots of our children love to play on Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo devices (others are also available) and it is important that we keep children safe on these.
The PEGI website https://pegi.info/ is a database of all computer games and why they have been given a certain age rating. These ratings are set by 8 content areas which are: Language (eg swearing), Drug use, Discrimination, Fear, Gambling, Sex, Viloance and In Game Purchases.
Games are designed to fit one of the following age ratings: 3, 7, 12, 16, 18. This works in the same way as films.
Games from the Apple app store or Google Play store also have age ratings which can be found before downloading however these are set by the app developer so it’s worth checking them out before you let your child use them.
Video guides for how to set up parent controls on the following devices:
PS4 Parental Controls (Official): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-Mi2Ej72Fk
Xbox One Parent Controls (Official): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIPKQdVy3kg
Amazon Fire Tablets (unofficial): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0tWXW8am-0
Youtube (unofficial): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cszKgpGE13s