LGfL (London Grid for Learning) ParentSafe Portal – This portal offers parents and carers support and advice on safe settings, parental controls and monitoring, apps and games, talking to children about life online, screen time and key topics from bullying to accessing pornography, extremism and gangs, fake news and more. https://parentsafe.lgfl.net/
A new online game has been launched to help primary schools, clubs and other youth groups teach children about cyber security from an early age.
The online game sees players become a ‘cybersprinter’ who is racing against its own depleting battery power. Users can win battery power by correctly answering questions about cyber security but face losing it if they bump into ‘cybervillains’.
The game comes as part of a pack of educational resources which illustrate what good cyber security practice looks like, from creating strong passwords to being vigilant about receiving messages from unknown senders.
Internet Matters offers a lot of sound advice and practical information to parents either by issue (cyberbullying, grooming, privacy and so on) type of technology (social medial, mobile, gaming etc.) or by age. Amongst its supporters are the NSPCC, Childnet, Lucy Faithful, CEOP, OFCOM and many others and is worth exploring! Please click here for easy access to the site.
For more information regarding Instant Messaging Apps please click here.
Please look at the ‘Useful Links’ section at the bottom of our main menu for links to other online safety sites and links to the parentzone website.