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Emotional Well-being and Anti-Bullying

Please click here to see our anti-bullying poster

Hertfordshire 
e Safety advice pages
 
and advice on Facebook use

 

This one-stop link provides children and young people with advice, and a way to report serious problems.

New: A parents guide to Instagram and eSafety - a guide to keeping your child safe online

 www.childnet-int.org - A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet are addressed. Childnet International produce an online CD guide specifically for parents KnowITAll - www.childnet-int.org/kia/

http://www.saferinternet.org/
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Insafe is a European network of Awareness Centres promoting safe, responsible use of the internet and mobile devices to young people.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own educational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.

 

From the NSPCC, some new online safety checklists downloadable for parents:

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/help-and-advice/for-parents/guides-and-leaflets/online-safety-checklists/online-safety-checklists_wda101288.html

Please have a read of our Anti-Bullying booklet which you can make up at home.
Anti-Bullying Booklet (Word Document)

www.kidsmart.org.uk/ - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children.  It has been developed  by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.

 

CYBERSMILE - The Cybersmile Foundation is the UK's first dedicated cyberbullying charity. They offer practical help, support and advice for anybody affected by cyberbullying and online hate campaigns.

http://www.cybersmile.org

For further information please download the following Parent Advice resource from the Anti-Bullying Alliance from 2010:
Parent / Carer Advice Resource PDF (322KB)

www.chatdanger.com/ - This website is about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.  It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.

http://parents.vodafone.com/ - Vodafone have developed this website in conjunction with mumsnet.  It is very accessible and provides information and guidance to parents with understanding their child’s digital world and get more involved.  There is even an on-line test to see how much you know!

www.bullying.co.uk - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.

www.getsafeonline.org/  A beginners guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.

www.net-aware.org.uk

Your guide to the social networks your kids use
Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world

Mind the Gap - eSafety Conversation Starter Kit

This excellent resource can be downloaded and used by parents/carers to help raise awareness and bridge the gap that sometimes exists. 
Acrobat pdf, 39kb/2 pages, mind_the_gap