Technology

'We Get Locked Down' Christmas Song 2020

  • Available On Demand

With COVID-19 making Christmas 2020 a little trickier than usual, we've once again teamed up with Sam and Dan from Musicalternative to produce a song to raise everyone's spirits. Bid a cheery farewell to a crazy year and get ready to welcome 2021, with the "We Get Locked Down" Christmas song.

An Introduction to Technology & Devices

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Whilst the kids of yesteryear would only really be interested in games consoles or music gear, our new world of user-friendly tech means that children are interacting with a huge range of devices on a daily basis.

Online Safety: Understanding your Statutory Duties and Effectively Supporting Parents & Carers During Lockdown

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In this webinar, Senior Online Safety Consultant, Chris Skinner, discusses what schools need to know in relation to their statutory safeguarding requirements.

Lockdown Learning Song

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With the current COVID-19 outbreak meaning the onus is on parents to facilitate home learning, we've once again teamed up with Sam and Dan from Musicalternative to produce a handy song full of ideas to help you create those special moments that will last a lifetime.

Protecting Against VPNs for Schools

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This webinar will focus on the VPN technology that children typically use to get around filtering controls. We’ll explain how VPNs tunnel through your protection and the practical steps that you can take to detect and block usage.

10 Top Tips for Safer Online Shopping

  • Published 21st December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 top tips for safer online shopping. Internet shopping has become part of our everyday lives. Last year, an estimated 1.92 billion people made a purchase online: around a quarter of the world’s population. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as phishing, unsecure sites and your data being sold.

Online Safety Tips for Children with New Devices

  • Published 17th December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online safety tips for children with new devices. The current generation are the first children to group up in a world where digital devices are the norm. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as how to turn location settings off, how to discourage device dependency and how to set up parental controls.

12 Online Safety Tips for Children with New Devices

  • Published 17th December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the 12 online safety tips of Christmas for children with new devices. Christmas is almost upon us once again, and soon some lucky children will be excitedly tearing the wrapping off a new mobile phone, tablet or games console. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as how to turn location settings off, how to discourage device dependency and how to set up parental controls.

10 Tips for Safe Shopping Online on Cyber Monday

  • Published 30th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 tips for safe shopping online on Cyber Monday. Hot on the heels of Black Friday comes Cyber Monday. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as phishing attacks, overspending and unsecured sites.

10 Tips for Safe Shopping Online On Black Friday

  • Published 26th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 tips for safe shopping online on Black Friday. Once a transatlantic novelty, Black Friday is a now a pre-Christmas fixture in the British calendar. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as phishing attacks, overspending and unsecured sites.

10 Ways You Can Get the Most out of Our New App

  • Published 25th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 ways you can get the most out of our new app. Lockdown has sent children’s screen time soaring again. And making sure that young people stay safe online can be tough when there are new apps, games and sites every day. The shows you the most beneficial features of our new app such as personalising your content, staying up to date and get online safety advice instantly.

What Parents Need to Know About PlayStation 5

  • Published 24th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on PlayStation 5. The PlayStation 5 is the next-generation video game console for Sony. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as spending money, age-inappropriate content and strangers online.

What Parents Need to Know About Xbox Series X|S

  • Published 11th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Xbox Series X|S. The Xbox Series X and Series S are the next-generation video game consoles from Microsoft. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age-inappropriate games, online interactions and in-game spending.

10 Top Tips: Remote Education for Parents and Carers

  • Published 4th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on remote education for parents and carers. Remote education ensures continuous learning outside the classroom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential issues such as creating a safe learning environment, adhering to school policies and making sure the appropriate systems and communication channels are in place so that educators, parents and carers, and pupils get the most out of their remote education experience.

10 Top Tips: Remote Education for Educators

  • Published 4th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Remote Education for educators. Remote education ensures continuous learning outside the classroom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential issues such as creating a safe learning environment, adhering to school policies and making sure the appropriate systems and communication channels are in place so that educators get the most out of their remote education experience.

10 Top Tips: Remote Education for Children

  • Published 4th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Remote Education for children. Remote education ensures continuous learning outside the classroom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential issues such as privacy, healthy screen time and making sure the appropriate systems and communication channels are in place so that children get the most out of their remote education experience.

What Parents Need to Know About Amazon Alexa

  • Published 30th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Amazon Alexa. Alexa is an artificial intelligence (AI) software assistant created by Amazon in 2014 through which smartphone, tablet and smart device users can issue voice commands and ask questions. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as privacy risks, age-inappropriate content and insecure devices.

What Parents Need to Know About Fitness Trackers

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on fitness trackers. A fitness tracker is a wrist-worn device that can measure your level of physical activity during the day. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as unhealthy obsessions, unrealistic expectations and data leaks.

What Parents Need to Know About Xbox One

  • Published 26th August 2020

A free online safety guide for parents and carers to help them understand exactly what the Xbox One, an all-in-one entertainment hub is all about.

What Parents Need to Know About Webcams

  • Published 5th August 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on webcams. Most commonly found embedded in laptop screens and smartphones, webcams are tiny video/still cameras designed to let you participate in video calls on services such as Skype and Zoom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hackers, malware and access to strangers.

What Parents Need to Know About Oculus Quest

  • Published 8th July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Oculus Quest. The Oculus Quest is the latest virtual reality experience on the market. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as seizures and motion sickness, physical injuries and overuse concerns.

A Guide on How Not to Be a Screen Zombie

  • Published 17th June 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how not to be a screen zombie. It’s not always easy to tell if you’ve been spending too much time on your device. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, screen addiction and grooming.

What Parents Need to Know About PlayStation 4

  • Published 13th May 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on PlayStation 4. Sony’s video game console is often touted as being one of the best-selling of all time, with over 100 million units shifted worldwide. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen addiction, online bullying and adult content.

What Parents Need to Know About Google Stadia

  • Published 29th April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Google Stadia. Google Stadia marks the tech giant’s first proper foray into the world of video games. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as in-app purchases, hackers and online chat.

A Guide to Safer Live Lessons

  • Published 1st April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on safer live lessons. An online lesson occurs when teachers use video conferencing software to ‘live stream’ lessons to their pupils. The guide takes a look at some things you should consider such as your child’s conduct, communication with your child and their school and the content of your child’s lesson.

How to Clean Devices Guide

  • Published 18th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to clean devices. Our electronic devices can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. The guide takes a look at a few tips such as not rubbing too hard when cleaning, how often to clean your devices and to keep your hands and faces as clean as possible.

12 Smartphone Online Safety Tips

  • Published 4th December 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 12 smartphone online safety tips. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen time, password protection and privacy settings.

Virtual Reality Online Safety Guide for Parents & Carers

  • Published 7th August 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on VR (Virtual Reality). VR (Virtual Reality) is the practice of creating computer generated images or sometimes even entire worlds for a user to experience as if they were there. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen time, medical risks and safety implications.

Nintendo Switch Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 31st July 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch is a popular hybrid video game console. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as indecent images, overspending and inappropriate language.

How to manage what your children watch on TV Online Safety Guide

  • Published 17th July 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on managing what your children watch on Television. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as unrated content, inappropriate content and screen time.

Screen Addiction Online Safety Guide for Parents & Carers

  • Published 12th June 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Screen Addiction. The guide looks at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as health & wellbeing, app addiction and a lack of sleep.

Children's Devices Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 24th April 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Children's devices. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as location settings, fake profiles and screen addiction.

Home Devices Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 17th April 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Home devices. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as fraud, online grooming and cyberbullying.

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