Welcome to the digital safeguarding page – Here you can find some information about popular apps and games and how to make informed choices about how to support your children when using them.
Momo Challenge – Parent Advice
This website shows you how to add parental controls through your ISP (internet service provider) Click the link to watch ‘how to’ videos from the 4 main providers.
This website offers lots of information and advice Net Aware Website
National Online Safety has some great advice for parents
See more here Scroll down for lots more useful leaflets
Survey Results – COMPUTING- ONLINE SAFETY February 2019
Minimum age according to Snapchat 13+
This is Snapchat’s minimum age. What do you think is the right age for this app?Share your thoughts
Snapchat is an app that lets you send a photo, short video or message to your contacts. The ‘snap’ appears on screen for up to 10 seconds before disappearing, or there is an option to have no time limit. There’s also a feature called Snapchat Story that lets you share snaps in a sequence for up to 24 hours.
Minimum age according to Instagram 13+
This is Instagram’s minimum age. What do you think is the right age for this site?Share your thoughts
Instagram is a picture and video sharing app. Users can post content and use hashtags to share experiences, thoughts or memories with an online community. You can follow your friends, family, celebrities and even companies on Instagram. Instagram allows live streaming.
Minimum age according to Roblox 8+
This is Roblox’s minimum age. What do you think is the right age for this site?’Share your thoughts
Roblox is a user-generated gaming platform where you can create your own games or play games that other users have made. There is also the option to chat to other players, but this can be disabled.
TikTok or Musical.ly
UPDATE: Musical.ly has now been replaced by TikTok the same age restrictions apply
see https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/esafety-news/tik-tok-app-safety-what-parents-need-to-know/ for more helpful advise about safety restrictions
Minimum age according to Musical.ly 13+
This is Musical.ly’s minimum age. What do you think is the right age for this app?Share your thoughts
Musical.ly allows you to create, share and discover short videos. You can share videos with friends or with other Musical.ly users.