We usually offer an E-Safety Session for Parents this term, however, due to the current situation we are just asking parents to keep their children safe whilst using apps. There are age restrictions which you can usually find within the app’s terms and conditions. This is not the same as the app/google store rating. The age limit for many popular social networking sites is thirteen. Some apps will have age limits of 18+ as they are exclusively designed for use by adults. If children use apps that are aimed at an older age group then this may leave them vulnerable to being exposed to unsuitable content (including advertising), as well as being contacted by strangers. Many popular apps will have ‘help’ and ‘safety’ sections, either within the app itself or via its website. Some apps will even have content specifically designed for parents and carers. Please visit www.saferinternet.org.uk, this website has some useful parent guides which highlight safety tools on popular devices, and signpost to report mechanisms. If you require any further information or advice, please contact the school.
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