Online support for parents/carers

Students can raise any concerns of inappropriate online behaviour whilst online by reporting to:

UK Safer Internet Centre – to report and remove harmful online content

CEOP – for advice on making a report about online abuse

Childline – for support

Students and parents can also reporting an inappropriate behaviour experienced while online learning back to staff at Christ’s College so we can take steps to prevent this occurring again or to others.

Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online

Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online

Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games

Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

You may have noticed in the media a programme from Netflix called Squid Game has been very popular with adults over the last month. There have been many mainstem newspaper articles advising parents to be careful and not to allow children access due to its violent nature. Our concern is that many of the plot lines in Squid Game take traditional playground/PE style games and introduce very violent themes. This is confusing and worrying for younger children especially as they play games together in social times. The show has a 15+ rating.    

We now ask that all families with Netflix accounts double check the settings and only allow children access through the children’s account. This is a free and built-in safety feature of Netflix designed to prevent all age-inappropriate programmes from becoming accessible to children. The National Online Safety group have produced this help sheet for parents/carers.

The UK government has provided the following:

support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online harms, includes advice about specific harms such as online child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying

support to stay safe online includes security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls