E-Safety - Senior School

Safer Internet at home – a site that makes parental controls easy.

Posted on: September, 30th Sep 2015

In Category: E-Safety - Senior School, E-Safety - The Abbey

This site:

http://parentalcontrols-on.org/

has been recommended to me by a number of reputable authorities – take control of the Internet access that your kids have at home.

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BBC News highlights concern over sexting

Posted on: June, 16th Jun 2015

In Category: E-Safety - Senior School, E-Safety - The Abbey

e-Safety: BBC News posted this article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33126718 highlighting the issues around sexting and giving links to CEOP’s advice for parents and carers. An interesting read.

A quick link to the ThinkUKnow page is here ThinkUKnow.

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Data Security – what happens to your data when you delete it?

Posted on: November, 20th Nov 2014

In Category: E-Safety - Senior School, E-Safety - The Abbey

Interesting article on the photography website PetaPixel about what you should do when you dispose of old computer equipment and electronic devices – and what happens when you “delete” data. 

http://petapixel.com/2014/11/19/deleted-not-gone-keep-photos-files-falling-wrong-hands/

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E-Safety – ask.fm

Posted on: November, 10th Nov 2014

In Category: E-Safety - Senior School

ask.fm has been in the news for some less than wholesome reasons over the past year. My observation is that ask.fm has waned in popularity with teenagers over the year, but here is a useful guide for parents from ask.fm in case you are interested/concerned: Ask+fm+-+Guide+for+Parents

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E-Safety – SnapChat

Posted on: November, 10th Nov 2014

In Category: E-Safety - Senior School

As with Instagram, SnapChat is incredibly popular with school age children. It is a service that allows users to take a picture or short video and send it to another user. The recipient has up to 10 seconds to view the image, after which it is deleted. This instant-gratification-with-no-long-term-consequences nature of SnapChat has been its most appealing

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E-Safety – Instagram

Posted on: November, 10th Nov 2014

In Category: E-Safety - Senior School

Instagram is an incredibly popular app and service amongst smartphone users in general and school-age children in particular. It does need to be used with some care, however. The advice I’ve given students via Fronter is as follows:

Check your privacy settings: MOST USERS should keep their posts

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E-Safety – guides for parents and pupils

Posted on: November, 10th Nov 2014

In Category: E-Safety - Senior School

Welcome to the first of an on-going series of posts by the School’s Head of E-Safety, Jim Hillman.

There are a number of useful sites providing guidance for parents and pupils about staying safe online.

For parents I recommend: Get Safe Online

For parents and their children: Thinkuknow

Safety net Kids

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