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WEEKLY ONLINE SAFETY POST
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PARENTAL CONTROLS ON SMARTPHONES
The parental controls on smartphones allow you to block or restrict certain apps, features, content, downloads or purchases that might not be suitable for young people. Setting limitations around age ratings, Siri and web searches enables you to filter out age-inappropriate content and vastly reduce the likelihood of your children being exposed to potentially upsetting material and information. I have attached images for Android and iPhone guides.
INTERNET MATTERS MONEY HUB
Internet Matters have recently released another excellent resource. As more children and young people spend money online within gaming and social media platforms, the money hub has been created to equip children with the skills they need to spend money online smartly and safely.
INSTAGRAM - NEW TOOL TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ABUSE
Last week, Instagram rolled out an update which included a new tool to prevent people from receiving abusive DM (private message) requests. This has to be turned on in Settings and you can find more information here: https://about.instagram.com/blog/announcements/introducing-new-tools-to-protect-our-community-from-abuse
As always you can find more information about keeping yourself safe online by visiting our school website here: