Guides

What parents need to know about Houseparty

  • Published 25th March 2020

A guide for parents and carers on Houseparty, the 'face to face social network', which gained the no.1 spot on the app store after becoming one of the most downloaded apps since social isolation was introduced.

How to Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation

  • Published 25th March 2020

A guide to help everyone think about some of the positive steps they can take to establish and keep good mental wellbeing.

10 Top Tips: Remote Learning for Parents

  • Published 20th March 2020

A guide to help parents and carers support their child in getting the most out of their remote learning experience.

10 Top Tips: Remote Learning for Teachers

  • Published 20th March 2020

A guide to help school staff ensure they deliver the most secure and safest remote learning experience they can, both for themselves and their students.

10 Top Tips: Remote Learning for Children

  • Published 20th March 2020

A guide to guide to help pupils understand different aspects of remote learning and to support them in ensuring their experience is as safe and secure as it can be.

How to Clean Devices Guide

  • Published 18th March 2020

General cleanliness and personal hygiene have never been more important. This guide provides aims to help everyone understand some of the best practice methods to keep your devices clean and some techniques you should avoid.

Omegle Online Safety Guide

  • Published 11th March 2020

A guide to Omegle, a free online chat service which encourages users to either text or video chat with other users through their website.

Steam Online Safety Guide

  • Published 4th March 2020

We’ve created this guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what Steam is about and to raise their awareness around any potential safety concerns.

Hidden Photo Apps Guide

  • Published 26th February 2020

A guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what these ‘hidden photo apps’ are and to raise an awareness of how and why they might be used by children and young people.

Little Reminders of How to Be Kind Online

  • Published 19th February 2020

Promoting the message of just ‘being kind online’ with a reminder towards how we can develop a more empathetic side and be a more responsible online consumer.

From Online Gaming to Online Gambling: Recognising the Signs

  • Published 12th February 2020

The ‘monetization’ of gaming is at the forefront of research and there are increasing concerns surrounding online gaming and the subsequent links this has with underage gambling.

Supporting Children's Mental Health: 10 Conversation Starters for Parents Online Safety Guide

  • Published 5th February 2020

An online safety guide to provide parents and carers with 10 conversation starters in supporting children's mental health.

Facebook Online Safety Guide

  • Published 29th January 2020

An e-safety guide on Facebook, one of the world's most popular online social media platforms with over 2 billion users worldwide

Minecraft Online Safety Guide

  • Published 15th January 2020

A guide to Minecraft a sandbox game where players can build houses and other creations, explore vast environments and play with other people online.

TikTok Online Safety Guide

  • Published 8th January 2020

E-safety guide on TikTok (formerly Music.ly) which is a video-sharing social media app available on iOS and Android which lets users create, share, and view user created videos.

12 Social Media Online Safety Tips

  • Published 4th December 2019

Tips to make sure that your personal information stays private, your postings are positive and that your social media use overall is responsible.

12 Smartphone Online Safety Tips

  • Published 4th December 2019

Providing useful tips for children to use new devices safely and responsibly.

Online Safety Tips For Children

  • Published 27th November 2019

Guide for children outlining various e- safety do’s and don’ts to help empower them to make the right decisions when interacting with the online world.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Online Safety Guide

  • Published 20th November 2019

Guide to aid parents in navigating the latest iteration of Call of Duty, one of the most recognisable video games on the planet.

Cyberbullying (Online Bullying) Guide for Schools and Parents

  • Published 13th November 2019

Guide to help schools deal with Cyberbullying (bullying which takes place online).

FIFA 20 Online Safety Guide

  • Published 6th November 2019

Guide to help parents understand the online risks of the latest iteration of the popular FIFA video game franchise.

Safer Apps and Games for Children

  • Published 30th October 2019

Three handy guides for parents and carers with suggested safer apps and games that children might enjoy using to learn and play.

Sadfishing Online Safety Guide

  • Published 23rd October 2019

A guide for parents on ‘Sadfishing’, described as a behavioural trend where people make exaggerated claims about their emotional problems to generate sympathy and attention.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Online Safety Guide

  • Published 16th October 2019

An online safety guide to help Parents and Carers understand the latest updates to the popular game Fortnite.

Do Video Games Actually Cause Violent Behaviour Online Safety Guide

  • Published 9th October 2019

E-safety guide looking at the arguments both for and against the idea that video games cause violent behaviour.

Video Game Loot Boxes & Skin Betting Online Safety Guide

  • Published 2nd October 2019

An e-safety guide discussing what parents and carers need to know about in-game purchases such as loot boxes, and the dangers that surround “skin” betting.

Online Safety Storybook [Digital Version]

  • Published 1st October 2019

Oscar’s Adventures in the Online World has been created to help you understand what it takes to stay safe in the online world.

YouTube Kids Online Safety Guide

  • Published 25th September 2019

An online safety guide giving parents and carers 8 useful pieces of information relevant to the popular application YouTube Kids.

Social Pressures Linked to ‘Appearance’ Online Safety Guide

  • Published 18th September 2019

An e-safety guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Appearance’.

Social Pressures Linked to ‘Social Media Influencers’ Online Safety Guide

  • Published 11th September 2019

An e-safety guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Influencers’.

Social Pressures Linked To ‘Friends and Followers’ Online Safety Guide

  • Published 4th September 2019

An e-safety guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Friends and Followers’.

Social Pressures Linked To ‘Likes’ Online Safety Guide

  • Published 28th August 2019

An e-safety guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Likes’.

Fortnite Battle Royale Online Safety Guide

  • Published 21st August 2019

An e-safety guide to help Parents and Carers understand the incredibly popular online multi-player "battle royale" game Fortnite.

Policing vs Parenting: Get to grips with gaming Online Safety Guide

  • Published 13th August 2019

An online safety guide for parents and carers discussing the best ways to guide children towards gaming health.

Virtual Reality Online Safety Guide for Parents & Carers

  • Published 7th August 2019

An e-safety guide to VR (Virtual Reality), the practice of creating computer generated images or sometimes even entire worlds for a user to experience as if they were there.

Nintendo Switch Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 31st July 2019

An online safety guide to the popular hybrid video game console the Nintendo Switch.

FaceApp Online Safety Guide for Trusted Adults

  • Published 24th July 2019

An e-safety guide for Trusted Adults to FaceApp, an app by Wireless Lab which uses uploaded images of someone’s face, and allows them to add a variety of filters making themselves look older, younger, appear with different hair colour and so on.

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

  • Published 17th July 2019

An e-safety guide for parents and carers on managing what your children watch on Television.

Leicestershire Police: Addressing The Online Drugs Trade Online Safety Guide

  • Published 10th July 2019

An online safety guide by Leicestershire Police on addressing the online drugs trade, specifically in relation to the expansion of the online world, including the rise of the dark web and social media.

Telegram Online Safety Guide

  • Published 3rd July 2019

An e-safety guide to Telegrram, a free messaging service which is very similar to WhatsApp.

Online Safety Storybook

  • Published 1st July 2019

Oscar’s Adventures in the Online World has been created to help you understand what it takes to stay safe in the online world.

Social Media & Mental Health; the positive and negative impacts Online Safety Guide

  • Published 26th June 2019

An e-safety guide to addressing the impact of Social Media on children's mental health for parents and carers.

A Free Online Safety Guide to Home Internet Controls for Parents & Carers

  • Published 19th June 2019

An online safety guide to everything parents and carers need to know about internet controls, covering router filtering controls, parental software controls, ISP filtering controls and useful recommendations.

Screen Addiction Online Safety Guide for Parents & Carers

  • Published 12th June 2019

A online safety guide for parents to tackle the serious issue of screen addiction.

An Online Safety Guide for Trusted Adults about Likee

  • Published 5th June 2019

An e-safety guide for trusted adults to the popular video creation and editing app LIKEE.

YOLO Online Safety Guide for Parents & Carers

  • Published 29th May 2019

An e-safety guide for Parents & Carers on YOLO an anonymous question and answer app that works in combination with Snapchat.

Snapchat Online Safety Guide

  • Published 29th May 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Snapchat a photo sharing app for mobile phones and tablets.

Call of Duty Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 22nd May 2019

An online safety guide on ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ (COD) for parents & carers, an online first-person shooter game, available on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

Social Media & Mental Health Online Safety Guide for Trusted Adults

  • Published 15th May 2019

An e-safety guide for trusted adults, parents & carers to the impacts social media has on the mental health of children and young people.

Discord Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 8th May 2019

An online safety guide for parents & carers to the most popular communication tool for gamers, Discord.

Tumblr Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 1st May 2019

An online safety guide for parents & carers to the popular social media platform and microblogging site with over 463 million blogs on its platform, Tumblr.

Children's Devices Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 24th April 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers on how children can use smart devices safely.

Home Devices Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 17th April 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to identify some of the ways to stay alert and protect themselves and their children when using smart home devices.

YouTube Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 10th April 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers on the popular video streaming service YouTube.

Online Challenges Guide for Parents

  • Published 3rd April 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers on the constantly emerging and evolving trend of Viral Challenges.

VPNs Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 20th March 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers on Virtual Private Networks (also known as VPNs) a great privacy tool, which can be dangerous for children and can allow them to bypass restrictions you have on web browsing.

Apex Legends Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 13th March 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Apex Legends, a multiplayer battle royale video game which is free to play. In this game, twenty squads consisting of three players each are dropped onto an island from a dropship, where they compete against each other to be the last team standing.

Instagram Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 27th February 2019

An online safety guide for parents & carers to Instagram, a photo sharing app that allows users to share images and videos with the world.

Catfishing Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 13th February 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to catfishing, when someone creates a fake online profile to trick people into thinking they are somebody else.

Age Ratings (BBFC & PEGI) Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 6th February 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to the two official ways (BBFC & PEGI) you can assess if a particular title is suitable for your child.

Helping schools engage parents in Online Safety

  • Published 30th January 2019

A FREE staffroom poster that lists 7 simple strategies to help schools engage parents in online safety.

Grand Theft Auto Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 23rd January 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Grand Theft Auto, an action-adventure video game series where players control criminals and wreak havoc in order to complete missions and progress through the game.

Fake News Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 9th January 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Fake news, which can be false information, photos or videos purposefully created to confuse or misinform.

Twitter Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 19th December 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Twitter a social networking site where users can post ‘tweets’ or short messages, photos and videos publicly.

Kik Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 12th December 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Kik a free messaging app used by 300 million people worldwide that lets users exchange messages, photos, videos, GIFs and webpages via a Wi-Fi connection or data plan.

Twitch Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 28th November 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Twitch a gaming-focussed live-streaming service, owned by Amazon, where you can watch others play games live and listen to commentary as they play.

LiveMe Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 21st November 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to LiveMe a streaming video app that lets you watch live streams and broadcast your own live videos to anyone interested.

Online Bullying Guide for Children

  • Published 14th November 2018

An e-safety guide for children to online bullying – also known as cyberbullying – is bullying that takes place ON THE INTERNET or via electronic devices and mobile phones.

7 Questions to help you start a conversation with your child about Online Safety

  • Published 7th November 2018

A series of 7 questions that will help you as a parent or carer, start an initial conversation with your child around online safety.

Sexting Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 31st October 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to the phenomenon of sending and receiving explicit messages, images or videos of a sexual nature, known as sexting.

App Store Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 24th October 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to the official store for the Apple iOS operating system is known as the ‘App Store’.

Roblox Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 17th October 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Roblox, a multi-player online gaming platform which allows children to play and create a variety of games in a 3D world.

Online Grooming Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 3rd October 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to grooming, when someone befriends and builds an emotional connection with a child to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual abuse or exploitation.

Reddit Online Safety Guide

  • Published 26th September 2018

An e-safety guide to Reddit, a site that blends the idea of a social network with news, discussion forums and various other media.

WhatsApp Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 12th September 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with more than 1.5 billion people in more than 180 countries using it to send and receive text, photos, videos and documents, as well as make voice and video calls through an Internet or Wi-Fi connection. This guide is for schools and parents to understand how to protect children that use the app.

Live Streaming Online Safety Guide

  • Published 6th June 2018

E-safety guide for parents, schools & children to live streaming, the term used to describe the broadcast of a real-time video from a mobile device, tablet or games console.

Yubo Online Safety Guide

  • Published 2nd May 2018

An e-safety guide on Yubo, a location-based social networking app which used to be called Yellow, has been dubbed ‘Tinder for teens’ in the media due to its similarities with adult dating app, in which users swipe to find matches.

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