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E-Safety Advice for Parents

Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, 
children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are.As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life.  If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them.
 
So, how can you protect your child online?

There are several free applications which can help protect users online, we've included links to their websites which will provide further information and the latest releases for download.

Content Filters

  • B Gone (Click for Website)B Gone is a content filter for parents, children, and anyone else wishing to keep their internet experience pleasant.
  • K9 Web Protection (Click for Website)K9 Web Protection is a free Internet filtering and control solution for the home.  K9 puts YOU in control of the Internet so you can protect your kids

Antivirus Software

Antivirus software provides an essential layer of protection from a multitude of virus, trojan, worm, spyware, adware, dialer, keylogger and rootkit infections. Traditionally antivirus programs just detected viruses and spyware removers just detected spyware but nowadays the boundary between antivirus and spyware removers is unclear. Most current antiviruses have at least reasonably good detection rates of all forms of malware.

  • Microsoft Security Essentials, -Microsoft Security Essentials is the best choice for average users because of the minimal user interaction required. It automatically updates and removes threats. No registration is needed, apart from a quick validating of Windows, and there are no nag screens or advertisements 
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AntiSpyware Software

Antispyware helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. To keep up with the latest forms of spyware, you must keep your antispyware updated.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46, a next generation product, with its Multi-Dimensional Scanning and Process Interrogation Technology will detect spyware and remove over 1,000,000 pests such as Vundo, ZLob, SmitFraud, WinFixer, VirusRay, and VirusHeat.

Click Here to Download for Windows 

E-Safety links

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/E-Safety

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_16/

http://www.ceop.police.uk/reportabuse/index.asp

http://www.naace.org

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

http://schools.becta.org.uk/

http://cms.lgfl.net/lgfl/web/safety;

http://www.nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/173927

http://www.childnet-int.org/safety/parents.aspx 

Parental controls on mobile phones

Three Mobile http://www.three.co.uk/Help_Support/Billing_payments/Advice_list

Tesco Mobile: http://www.tesco.com/mobilenetwork/content-mtm.aspx?page=18

O2: http://www.o2.co.uk/support/generalhelp/howdoi/safetycontrolandaccess

Orange: http://www.orange.co.uk/communicate/safety/10948.htm

T -Mobile: http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/help-and-advice/advice-for-parents/inappropriate-content/

Vodafone: http://help.vodafone.co.uk/

Virgin: http://www.virginmobile.com/