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A free online safety guide on The Deep Web & The Dark Web. The Deep Web refers to pages that are not indexed, while the Dark Web is part of the World Wide Web that is only accessible by installing and using special software.
A free online safety guide on Video Streaming Apps & Sites, which allow people to share activities and hobbies with others in real time or watch their favourite films and TV shows online.
A free online safety guide on Gaming Streamers & Influencers, streamers are people who stream themselves gaming, drawing, making things etc. for people to watch on the internet.
A free online safety guide on Streaming, which is a seamless way of watching or listening to all sorts of content such as TV shows, films, sports highlights and music, over an internet connection in ‘real time’, without having to download a file or store it on your device.
A free online safety guide on Remote Access & Remote Data. Remote access, as the term suggests, refers to the ability to access a computer from a remote location. Remote data deletion is a security feature that allows a network administrator, for example, to send a command that deletes data on a computing device.
A free online safety guide on Location Tracking, which has always been a fundamental part of the way mobile phones work, the most basic element of which is the ability to triangulate a device’s position in relation to a mobile network’s radio masts.
A free online safety guide on Music Streaming Apps & Sites, which allow people to listen to music on their devices, as well as giving users access to millions of songs and artists from around the world.
A free online safety guide on Catfishing, which is when someone creates a fake online profile to trick people into thinking they are somebody else; Catfishers make up life stories and use photographs of unsuspecting victims to create fake identities.
A free online safety guide on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), a privacy tool that is used to hide internet activity from prying eyes, subsequently creating a secure tunnel between your computer or phone and what's known as the endpoint.
A free online safety guide on Voice Activated Searching, which is a search tool that allows the user to use a voice command to search the internet, a website, or an app.
A free online safety guide on Gaming Disorder, a disorder where users are defined as having impaired control over gaming, increased priority given to gaming over other activities, and continuing to game despite the occurrences of negative consequences.
A free online safety guide on Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Sharing, the process of transferring digital content, such as electronic books, music, or video clips from one computer to another.
A free online safety guide on Screengrabs, a feature that phones, tablets and computers all have which allows you to instantly capture and save still images of the content that’s currently displayed on your screen.
A free online safety guide providing parents and carers with advice and useful tips to help keep their children safe when accessing, viewing and engaging with content online.
A free online safety guide on Tech Related Communication, which focuses on the ever-evolving change to language that children use on social media, including the use of memes, gifs and emojis.
A free online safety guide on Friends & Followers, which looks at the different ways each social networking site handles the 'connections' users make with other users on platforms.
A free online safety guide on Torrent Sites, websites on the internet where visitors can upload, share, and download files. Whilst some torrent sites are legal, others are not due to the sharing of copyrighted material such as books, music, and movies.
A free online safety guide to help parents and carers understand what they need to know about trolling and online abuse, a form of cyberaggression that involves the sending of malicious, abusive or derogatory messages by one user (a ‘troll’) to another user online.
A free online safety guide on Triller, the latest video sharing app on the market, which encourages users to create music videos and share them with the world. The platform boasts some of the music industry’s biggest stars as users and recently announced that it had amassed over 250 million downloads worldwide.
A free online safety guide on Instagram, offering parents and carers advice and guidance on one of the world's most popular social media platforms.
A free online safety guide giving parents and carers advice and support around the use of webcams, focusing on how to spot the risks associated with them, at a time where they have become crucial in staying connected with others.
A free online safety guide to Loot Boxes & Skin Betting, designed to give parents and carers a more complete understanding of the financial risks and the ways children are engaging with and consuming the online world.
A free online safety guide for parents and carers on Call of Duty: Warzone, an 18+ battle royale game where players experience strong scenes of violence and gore, using military style weapons to kill their opponents.
A free online safety guide giving parents and carers advice and support around sexting, focusing on how they can discuss the dangers, and ideas for ways to start the conversation with children about what they may be accessing online.
A free online safety guide to help parents and carers to understand what they can do to protect their children's personal data online, especially at a time when many of us are using the internet much more frequently.
A free online safety guide giving parents and carers ideas for ways to start the conversation with children about what they may be accessing and viewing online.
A free online safety guide to Microsoft Teams, the video conferencing software and live streaming app used by many schools to help with remote learning, providing the ability to chat, video call and host online meetings with as many as 10,000 people.
A free online safety guide on Instagram, one of the world's most popular social media platforms, which allows users to upload and edit photos and videos which can be shared with followers via their feed or the 'stories' feature.
A free online safety guide to help parents and carers understand Facebook Messenger, Facebook's popular direct messaging service, including the newly introduced 'Messenger Rooms' which aims to compete with software platforms such as Zoom.
A free guide to the PlayStation 4, the all-in-one entertainment hub and one of the most popular gaming consoles on the market, offering players internet access, streaming services and online chat features as well as a wealth of online video games.
A free guide to help parents and carers protect their children from the increased risk of online grooming as children spend more time online, including identification and available support.
A guide to help everyone think about some of the positive steps they can take to establish and keep good mental wellbeing.
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.
An online safety guide to provide parents and carers with 10 conversation starters in supporting children's mental health.
An e-safety guide on Facebook, one of the world's most popular online social media platforms with over 2 billion users worldwide
Online 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.
Tips to make sure that your personal information stays private, your postings are positive and that your social media use overall is responsible.
Guide to help schools deal with Cyberbullying (bullying which takes place online).
E-safety guide looking at the arguments both for and against the idea that video games cause violent behaviour.
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.
An online safety guide giving parents and carers 8 useful pieces of information relevant to the popular application YouTube Kids.
An e-safety guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Appearance’.
An e-safety guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Influencers’.
An e-safety guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Friends and Followers’.
An e-safety guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Likes’.
An online safety guide for parents and carers discussing the best ways to guide children towards gaming health.
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.
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.
An e-safety guide for parents and carers on managing what your children watch on Television.
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.
An e-safety guide to Telegrram, a free messaging service which is very similar to WhatsApp.
An e-safety guide to addressing the impact of Social Media on children's mental health for parents and carers.
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.
A online safety guide for parents to tackle the serious issue of screen addiction.
An e-safety guide for trusted adults to the popular video creation and editing app LIKEE.
An e-safety guide for Parents & Carers on YOLO an anonymous question and answer app that works in combination with Snapchat.
An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Snapchat a photo sharing app for mobile phones and tablets.
An e-safety guide for trusted adults, parents & carers to the impacts social media has on the mental health of children and young people.
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.
An e-safety guide for parents & carers on how children can use smart devices safely.
An e-safety guide for parents & carers on the popular video streaming service YouTube.
An e-safety guide for parents & carers on the constantly emerging and evolving trend of Viral Challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A series of 7 questions that will help you as a parent or carer, start an initial conversation with your child around online safety.
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.
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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