Here are some links to resources that I’ve found useful when educating parents, pupils and staff about Internet safety (please note, I’m not responsible for the content of external websites or others that they may link to).
I Know What You Did Five Minutes Ago
A thought provoking video about giving away information online.
Brilliantly simple videos that explain topics in plain English. My favourites are:
Resources for Parents & Carers
Safer Internet Day 2014 Resources
The slideshow from my Safer Internet Day 2014 parental session. All information taken from various advice sites around the web.
The advice leaflets that made up the booklet given out on the night. All taken from the great Safer Internet site.
- Online Gaming
- Social Networks
- Dangers Online
- Online Friends
- Personal Information Online
- Online Reputation
Other Resources For Parents
- A guide to parental control software.
- CEOP – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency.
- Thinkuknow – A brilliant site with dedicated pages for different age groups and loads of information for parents and carers.
- UK Safer Internet Centre – Superb site. This link takes you to the parent section.
- The Google family safety centre
- BBC Netwise site with lots of useful advice and videos.
- Accidental Outlaw – A quiz to take with your children to see if they know which online activities are illegal and which aren’t.
- Guide to setting secure passwords – A great video by CommonCraft.
- How secure is my password? – A site that will tell you how secure your password is, if you trust it!
- Onguard – A resource from the US government that contains tips, quizzes and games to help raise awareness of online fraud.
- Getnetwise – Information and downloads to help you block spam, viruses and spyware. Also has tutorials on how to set up restrictions on Internet access.
- Connect Safely – A great parents’ guide to Facebook and recommended privacy settings for teens. In fact, not just for teens. If you’ve got a Facebook profile, have a look.