Parents and Carers have a huge responsibility to make sure technology in the home and any mobile technology that their children use is safe and protects them from any possible dangers or exposure to unsafe images or unsafe adults.
This also includes making sure that children are not playing computer games that are unsuitable for their age.
On this page you will find lots of information as to how you can do this. Please attend any parent information meetings at school about online safety. We will always help you at school with advice or by putting controls/filters on your devices.
Most importantly have rules about technology at home, talk to your children and find out what they are interested in online and try not to punish them if they make a digital mistake. Make sure they know to come to you first with any difficulty.
- Remember, the app is for children aged 13+
- If your child's account is public, ANYONE can watch their videos and strangers can follow them
- Comments can be hurtful and upsetting
- Some content is not appropriate for children
- Some songs have explicit lyrics
- For more information about Tik Tok click here
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Parents should have been notified about the latest issue of Vodafone's Digital Parenting magazine. You can read an online version of the magazine or download it as a PDF file here.
Look out for the CEOP reporting button on the websites that you use, or visit the link below if you are having trouble with cyberbullying.
If you or your child is experiencing bullying at The Orion, please use the Whisper reporting tool. Download the reporting form below.
Childnet.com have produced an incredible resource called 'Know It All For Parents'. This interactive presentation is available in English, Arabic, Mandarin, Polish, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Welsh and British Sign Language.
Keeping up with children’s use of technology is challenging for many adults and it can be hard to supervise what they are viewing & creating online, who they are chatting to and texting, and what they are downloading. Many children may well have better technical skills than the adult but they still need advice and protection when using the internet.
More guides for parents can be found here. Click images to view.
Some of your children will spend many hours gaming at home. If this is the case, then consideration should be given to the following:
- How long your child spends gaming?
- Is your child playing games rated for their age? Orion children shouldn't be playing games like Grand Theft Auto etc.
- Is having a gaming console in a bedroom disrupting sleep?
Here are some guides to help make sure your children are safe when gaming:
Google's internet legends page has lots of useful information to help your family be safe and epic online! Click to view.
The UK's four main Internet Service Providers have joined together to create a shared information site for parents. Click on the image below to find out about some of the ways you can help keep your children safe online.
Internet Service Providers offer parental controls which protect children from inappropriate online content and control when they can access the Internet. Click on your service provider's logo below to find out how to set up these parental controls.
If you are concerned about something you have seen here, something that you feel hasn't been covered or anything to do with Online Safety, feel free to fill in the boxes below and the Orion will try to respond as quickly as possible. Alternatively, come and speak to Mr O'Brien.