E-Safety and Gaming
E-safety is an important part of keeping children safe, both at school and at home. Online safety will only be successful if we all people involved in a child’s care work together to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important to speak to children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. Also, they need to know what they should do if they have a problem – good internet security and education around safe use is the best defence we can give them.
Other useful general ESafety links:
Thinkuknow – information on websites, mobiles and new technology. Run by National Crime Agency CEOP. Targeted e-safety games, information and videos for children from age 5 up to 14+ and for parents, carers, teachers and trainers.
CEOP Safety Centre – CEOP’s advice, help and report centre. Targeted sections for children from age 5 up to 14+ and for parents, carers, and people working with children.
CEOP Command – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command. Run by National Crime Agency. Help, information and direct reporting button.
Kidsmart – run by Childnet. Targeted information and games on everything E.
Games and Gaming
PEGI Website – If you want to know more about the ratings labels on video and mobile games: how to decode them, how they are judged etc.
Askaboutgames – Useful information and help for families by people who really know this world. They will also answer specific questions if you can’t find what you need on the site.