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Summer Guidance – July 2017

Please click on the link below, to access useful information which will guide you in keeping your child safe online.

Online Safety – Guidance Issued July 2017

  • Click here to view useful links to organisations who provide advice to parents/carers.
  • Click here for articles from Parent Info on how your children can stay safe online.

Cybersense – a New App for Parents/Carers from Internet Matters

CyberSense is Intern Matters’ new app designed to help parents and carers talk about online safety issues with their children to ensure that they make smart choices to stay safe online.

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The app is aimed at children aged between 8-10 to help them think about what they would do if they were faced with different situations online; from cyberbullying to sharing content with someone they don’t know.

The App includes a quiz that is played on a tablet with a split screen. This is mainly to encourage parents/carers and children to answer the questions at the same time to help create talking points around different e-Safety scenarios. At the end of each quiz, depending on how many question have been answered correctly, you are rewarded with a specific amount time to play a fun game together.

The app is a great way for parents/carers to get talking with their children about practical ways to be resilient and get the best out of the internet. Schools and settings may wish to highlight this app to their communities.

The app can be downloaded for free on the iTunes app store and Google Play store.


New Internet Matters Resources for Parents/Carers – ‘Protect their Curiosity’

Internet Matters has launched a campaign urging parents to put parental controls on all internet-enabled devices to protect their children from harmful content. The safety group is backed by the UK’s largest broadband providers: BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.

The campaign, called Protect their Curiosity, uses a series of four hard-hitting short videos to explore some of the biggest concerns around internet protection for parents/carers including gaming, searching and sexting.

Internet Matters general manager Carolyn Bunting said: “The videos might be uncomfortable viewing, but we wanted to show the reality of how a child’s innocent curiosity can turn into a distressing experience in just one click. Kids want to use the web in safety. They don’t want to be scared of what they might click on. A big step towards this lies with parents switching on every parental control available.”


‘Keep your children safe online’ from the Kent Safeguarding Children Board

Click here to download a copy.


Be Share Aware

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NSPCC: LATEST E-Safety Guidance for parents and carers from the NSPCC. Click here to find out more about their “Share-Aware” campaign developed with Mumsnet.


Kent County Council


Other useful links


Surfing with security

  • Treat the online world as you would the real world: make sure you know something about what your children are doing.
  • Ask your children to show you at least some of what they do a computer, but respect their right to privacy.
  • Put the family computer in a public place.
  • Use a filtering programme to make sure your children can’t access potentially disturbing content online.
  • Treat the internet primarily as a resource. If your children use it to help each other with their homework, for example, ask how best to manage that, rather than assuming it’s a bad thing.