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Advice for Parents

 

E-safety for parents

Support at College

The Brixham College Student Support Team are always on hand to support students that are in need of a little helping hand. This includes dealing with incidents that have occured online. Should you wish to find out more please do not hesitate to contact us at esafety@brixhamcollege.co.uk

 

Support at home

Below you will find some simple tips to help your child stay safe online and further resources from national bodies. 

 

Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so have a look at the resources offered by the UK Safer Internet Centre, they may help.

 

Sexting: advice for parents

How to talk to your child about the risks of sexting – and what you can do to protect them

 

Whether you are a technophobe or a technophile, it’s still likely that you’ll be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the internet. The Think U Know website is designed to help you understand more about what happens online.

 

Worried about someone ?

 If you’re worried about how someone is behaving towards your child online (or another child you know) there are things you can do.

Childnet International

 

Want to make your Broadband connection safer?

Below we have published links to the main service providers in our area. Whether you use Sky, BT or another service provider you normally have the ability to filter innapripriate content and risk.

Sky:  http://help.sky.com/articles/sky-broadband-shield-explained

BT:  http://home.bt.com/techgadgets/internet/stay-safe-with-bt-parental-controls-11363887238413

TalkTalk:  http://www.talktalk.co.uk/security/homesafe-demo.html

Virgin Media: http://store.virginmedia.com/discover/broadband/your-broadband/protect-family/parental-controls.html

Plusnet: http://www.plus.net/support/security/spam/plusnet_protect.shtml

Open DNS: https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/