Free Anti-Virus and Malware protection is provided by Sophos. Sophos protection is used in schools which are part of the LGfL Network and offers business grade protection.
You will not be asked for payments to use this software or for any updates. Please click on the link below to register your free account and download Sophos.
Childhood in the digital age. A free course for anyone from OpenLearn – Free Learning from the Open University.
Supporting Young People Online (Leaflets), you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these leaflets, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader from here.
Information and advice for parents and carers on supporting young people online. Please click on the leaflet of your preferred language.
Recently Snapchat released a new update which automatically (unless activated ghost mode) displays a map of nearby friends, showing their latest location gathered using a smartphone’s GPS sensor. Users of the app can also search for locations such as individual schools, with the app displaying public photos and videos sent by students. While the feature is designed to help friends meet up or attend events together it has raised fears that it could be abused.
The UK Safer Internet Centre said: “It is important to be careful about who you share your location with, as it can allow people to build up a picture of where you live, go to school and spend your time.”
“Given how specific this new feature is on Snapchat – giving your location to a precise pinpoint on a map – we would encourage users not to share their location, especially with people they don’t know in person.” More information can be found here.
WhatsApp safety: a how to guide for parents.
How to keep your child safe on Facebook.
What is Musical.ly and how to keep kids safe on it.
Keeping Under Fives Safe Online – This advice contains top tips for parents and carers for keeping young children safe online.
A to Z of e-safety Leaflet
How to Stay Safe Guides – Top Tip guides for your devices, please select the icons matching the device guide you want to download.
Safe shoppers list – Guide on buying Smartphones,Tablets and Gaming Devices for your children. Click the icons below to download the guides.
Online Safety with Digiduck – Digiduck’s Big Decision is a story about being a good friend to others on the internet, and thinking about your friends & feelings online.