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At St Andrew's, all pupils are taught about online safety in each class as they progress.
The level at which they are taught varies according to which year they are in.
Please see below for links to information regarding potential issues regarding online apps
The following links cover a variety of topics, for example how to deal with serious safety issues online, how to use the Internet safely, and guidance for what is age-appropriate game and video content.
Parent's guide to Online Safety from NSPCC
A printable document to guide parents through some of the issues with online safety and how to ensure you help your children to stay safe online.
Guide to the new Pokémon Go game
Advice and guidance on the new craze in technology and gaming, along with advice for how to engage with your children and get them talking about this virtual reality app.
National Crime Agency CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), dealing with serious Internet safety issues. For advice, help and important for reporting serious issues about online safety.
Think U Know
A site by CEOP Command, this is the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. Working directly with children, finding out about their real experiences online, and the positive things they are doing as well as sharing safety advice.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media provides independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media including Films, TV, Books, Games and Apps.
How to Set Parental Controls on YouTube
YouTube is home to a lot of great videos, many that are ideal for children to watch. However there are many that aren't suitable for children too. This blog post from real.com covers how to setup Safety Mode and restrict a YouTube account to filter inappropriate videos being accessed. However, we urge parents to still be aware of what children are watching on YouTube.
Useful Minecraft guide for parents
A useful guide on the popular children's program and how to change settings to ensure it is safe e.g. turning off chat.