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WEEKLY ONLINE SAFETY POST - YOUTUBE SAFETY GUIDE
YouTube is an online platform – owned by Google – where anyone can upload & watch video content. All different types of information, advice & entertainment are uploaded & billions of people tune in to watch, rate & comment on it. As a parent, it’s important you understand exactly what content your children might be seeing.
In the attached guides, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content and privacy.
YOUTUBE KID'S APP
Although children of all ages often watch YouTube content directly via the website or main YouTube app, YouTube itself states that the only place children should be watching its videos is in the YouTube Kids app.
HAVE YOU DOWNLOADED THE NATIONAL ONLINE SAFETY APP YET?
If you haven't already done this, please do it now - it'll be really helpful and empower you to keep yourself and your children safe online!
You can register for a National Online Safety Account using this link:
Download the National Online Safety App and click 'register for free' and then select 'parent' option. It will then ask you to write 'Southwark Primary School' as your child's school and you can log in / register from there. If you have already registered, you can just 'log in' on the first page of the App. Any problems, please just ask.
On this account, you will find information about how to keep your children safe when using devices, app, and games such as; Alexa, Among us, and League of Legends. You can also find out information about other issues including; gaming disorders, online bullying, online grooming, and much, much more. The information is regularly updated and relevant to new games and crazes that our children want to be part of.
You are free to look through the resources and complete the online safety course too.
We will continue to send out weekly online safety Dojo messages to help support you, but this online resource will allow you to access the information and guidance you need at your own pace and when you really need it! We hope it helps you to keep up to date with the ever-changing online world.