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The S.M.A.R.T Rules

  • SAFE - Stay safe, don't give out personal information.
  • MEETING - Only meet someone from the internet with parents.
  • ACCEPTING - Emails, IM, texts from strangers can lead to problems.
  • RELIABLE - Information on the internet may not be true.
  • TELL - A trusted adult if anything online makes you feel uncomfortable.

Whatsapp Age Restriction Change

Whatsapp is an extremely popular social media app used to send messages, photos and videos for free using an internet connection. The current age restriction on the app is 13+ meaning that no child of primary age should be using it. As a result of growing concerns of how the app can be used inappropriately (sending rude and upsetting messages, group chats isolating and hurting the feelings of individuals), Facebook, the company owner has decided to increase its age restriction to 16+. If you or your child currently has the app an update will need to be downloaded in the coming weeks where the user will have to prove that they are over 16. For more information on the age restriction increase and Whatsapp in general, please see the links below.

E-Safety News - Fortnite

If you’ve not heard of Fortnite you likely don’t have children of-a-certain-age.

Fortnite is sweeping the country as one of the latest craze games – and Roxbourne is definitely no exception. Many of the children are discussing the game and it has been rated as the most popular in Year 6. Fortnite is a game, which features up to 100 players battling to be the last person alive in a player vs player combat. However this online game has text chats as part of its ability to interact.

Parents need to be aware that the law enforcement agency says text chats between players on Fortnite are over the internet, and cannot be turned off, meaning that mums and dads are unaware their children are chatting to strangers online.

Parents should also take note that ‘dozens of users have reported adults making inappropriate remarks to children.’

In light of this we are urging all parents, with children using this game’ to try to follow Officers from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection team’s advice. One of the recommendations it had for parents was to play it with their children, to make sure they’re not talking to anyone inappropriate.

E-Safety Update - Snap Chat

Police forces have raised child safety concerns about a new Snapchat feature that reveals users' locations amid fears it could be used for stalking. Parents have been warned to turn off "Snap Maps" on their children's phones after Snapchat, which is wildly popular among teenagers, introduced the location-sharing mode this week. The feature displays a map of nearby friends, showing their latest location gathered using a smartphone's GPS sensor. Users of the app can also search for locations such as individual schools, with the app displaying public photos and videos sent by students.

While the feature is designed to help friends meet up or attend events together, it has raised fears that it could be abused. A spokesperson for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said: "It’s worrying that Snapchat is allowing under 18s to broadcast their location on the app where it can potentially be accessed by everyone in their contact lists.

The UK Safer Internet Centre said: "It is important to be careful about who you share your location with, as it can allow people to build up a picture of where you live, go to school and spend your time.”

"Given how specific this new feature is on Snapchat - giving your location to a precise pinpoint on a map - we would encourage users not to share their location, especially with people they don’t know in person."

Parents can turn the feature off on children's phones by setting the app to "ghost mode."

E-Safety Links

Parent CEOPS Support Page


Reporting an E-Safety Issue


Internet Watch Foundation

Report Criminal Activity on the Internet

Internet Matters

Parent Support Page


Parent and Carers Support Page

Top 10 E-Safety Tips

Tips to help keep Children Safe Online

Think You Know

Protecting Children Online

Know It All

Resources for Parents & Teachers

BBC - Webwise

Making the Most of Being Online

Get Safe Online

Free Expert Advice

NSPCC - Netaware

Guide to Social Networks Kids Use

Pan European Games Info

Age Ratings for Computer Games

BBC Own IT - The Basics

8 top tips for staying safe online

E-Safety Quiz

Short Quiz to find out if you know E-Safety.

Tick Tock

Social Media App to Record Short Videos

BBC News - MOMO Challenge

News Article about image used on WhatsApp 

Independent - MOMO Challenge

News Article about image used on WhatsApp










The digital age has changed what it means to be a child. There are some things that children don’t want to see online and that you, as a parent, would rather they didn’t. Parental controls are the names for filters and blockers of certain content, and can help you protect your children from the things they shouldn’t see or do online.

Safe Search For Kids


Parental Controls - Internet

Setting Up Parental Controls - ISP

Facebook Privacy Controls

How to Setup Facebook Privacy Controls

Google Safesearch

How to Setup Google Safesearch

Windows 7 Parental Controls

Setup Parental Controls on Windows 7

Windows 8 Parental Controls

Setup Parental Controls on Windows 8

Manage XBox One Safety

Setup Parental Controls on XBox One

Playstation 4 Parental Controls

Setup Parental Controls for PS4

Manage Apple Parental Controls

Setup Parental Controls on Apple 

Webcam Factsheet from CEOP


Online-Gaming is extremely popular with of all ages. Many children start using Smart phone Apps from a very early age.

Please make sure your child is safe when Online-Gaming