Online Safety

Facebook

So this is not yet available in the UK and it may be as it is yet to be confirmed. However, it is still a good talking point/ food for thought. Facebook are getting ready to roll out “Meet New Friends”; a tool to help people start friendships with new people from their shared communities…

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Facebook Secret Conversations – What you may need to know.

Do you think you are safely monitoring your child’s FB account? Perhaps not… If your child is using FB and messenger, secret conversations allow your child to send and receive private messages and images you won’t be able to see, EVEN if you have the log in details to their account. You can only see…

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The Dark Web

To find out more about the Dark Web and how to protect your child read more: https://parentinfo.org/article/what-is-the-dark-web or https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/guidance/what-is-the-dark-web-advice-for-parents/

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Whisper

Whisper™ is an anonymous reporting tool brought to you by the South West Grid for Learning. It can be added to school websites to help anonymously capture issues either online, or by text message. This button is on our homepage so if you have a concern, all your have to do is click on the…

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Doki Doki

“This game is not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed.” Direct quote from Doki Doki Game Store OK, so we know we talk about online safety and gaming rather a lot, but its really important and it’s not going to go away so it’s important that we keep up-to-date with things, to…

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Changes to WhatsApp

  WhatsApp is raising it’s minimum age limit in the EU. At present, WhatsApp does not ask users their age when they join, nor does it cross-reference their Facebook or Instagram accounts to find out. Read more on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43888647#  

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Fortnite – Playing safely online

Credit to Childnet International for the article. Read the whole thing here: http://www.childnet.com/blog/a-parents-guide-to-fortnite-battle-royale and link to other advice, reviews and videos. What is Fortnite? Fortnite is an online game, Battle Royale is a part of Fortnite where players do not have to pay to play. In Battle Royal, the free segment of Fortnite, 100 players compete…

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