Safer Internet Day 2018

Be the change: unite for a better internet

Voyage Learning Camus will be supporting Safer Internet Day 2018, which offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

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Advice for Social Media and Mobile Apps

With new Social Networks and Mobile Apps appearing weekly, it can be difficult to keep up with them all. Below you will find guidance on how to stay up-to-date and make informed decisions on which social networks and mobile apps are suitable for your child or young person.

Net Aware

Net aware is your guide to the social networks your kids use. You can use this free service to stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world. Its really simple to use too, just search for the social network or app you're concerned about and it will give you loads of useful info, such as what the app does, suggested age ratings and whether it can contain content unsuitable for your child's age.

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You can also download a free app for your tablet or smartphone below.

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Digital Parenting Magazine

Digital Parenting 6 Cover 438x438The Digital Parenting Magazine from Vodafone has helped millions of families get to grips with the digital world and we're pleased to announce that issue 6 is out now!

Issue 6 (September 2017) - Looking for a way to start that all-important conversation about social media, gaming and other online activities with your son or daughter? Check out the latest issue of Digital Parenting magazine now.

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You can also pick up a paper copy of the magazine from your child / young persons centre.

Useful Links

UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)

New technologies inspire children to be creative, communicate and learn. However, while the internet is a great resource, it is important that children and young people are protected from the risks they may encounter. The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) is a group of more than 200 organisations drawn from across government, industry, law, academia and charity sectors that work in partnership to help keep children safe online. The Council was established in 2008 following a review by Professor Tanya Byron discussing, and taking action, on topical issues concerning children’s use of the internet.

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How to keep children safe on the internet - Tech Advisor

Whether you're worried about what kids might see on YouTube or who they might speak to on Facebook, we have the best tips for keeping them safe.

How to keep children safe on the internet - Tech Advisor »

NSPCC

The 'Keeping Children Safe' section of the NSPCC website has a wealth of information for parents. From Online Safety to Sexting and Share Aware, they have it covered.

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UK Safer Internet Centre

UK Safer Internet Centre is a website where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

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Commonsense Media

Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Find age-appropriate movies, books, apps, TV shows, video games, websites, and music that you and your kids will love.

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ThinkUKnow

Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

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Get Safe Online

Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.

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Childnet

Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

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Internet Matters

Internet Matters is a great resource for information on Online Safety, Age-related advice, and setting up parental controls across devices.

Internet Matters »

ParentZone

Parent Zone is devoted to providing expert information to families and schools. We find, curate and check the best available information on all of the issues that are caused or amplified by the internet.

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London Grid for Learning

London Grid for Learning offers a wealth of information for parents, teachers and school leaders. Finding the information you need is made easy by using search filters such audience, topic and key stage.

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E-Safety Adviser

A range of free e-safety resources including e-safety policy, newsletters for schools and parents, and questionnaires.

Including #DITTO, a free online safety magazine for schools, organizations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. A new edition is released approx. every 6 weeks.

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Useful Documents

Digital Parenting Magazine / Issue 6

Last Updated: 10/12/2017 9:32am | Filetype: pdf | Size: 7.2 MB

Looking for a way to start that all-important conversation about social media, gaming and other online activities with your son or daughter? Check out the latest issue of Digital Parenting magazine now.

VLC Online Safety Policy / June 2018

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VLC Cyber Bullying Policy / April 2018

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