At HVS we firmly believe that students should be given the opportunity to use the resources available to them responsibly and be supported in doing so. We are committed to helping them understand the dangers they face in an online world and have systems in place to support this.
As parents and carers it is your responsibility to understand their online world and to help them be safe.
1. Educate yourselves
2. Talk with them and listen to them
3. Encourage them to think critically and develop a healthy suspicion of what they see and who they meet online.
4. Be a positive role model
5. Agree some family ground rules
Internet Safety Resources
There is a wealth of resources to help support you and your child navigate this digital world
Staying Safe Online (by Catch 22)
App Safety.pdf (By Catch 22)
Internet Watch Foundation
NSPCC Net aware
Google Safety Centre
CEOP Think you know
Swiggle (safe Search Engine for kids)
Personal Google Accounts, Chromebooks and Android devices
Including – Google Play, Chrome, Search, YouTube etc
Google’s family link app: https://families.google.com/familylink/
ScreenTime on Mac/iPad/iPhone
Visit the website: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208982
Screen Time on Windows 10 and X-Box One
These are all covered by Microsoft’s Family Experience.
Visit the website for Windows 10: https://www.howtogeek.com/666985/how-to-use-parental-controls-in-windows-10/
Visit the website for X-Box: https://www.howtogeek.com/672818/how-to-limit-screen-time-on-an-xbox-one/
Visit the website: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/account/ps4-parental-controls-and-spending-limits/
Netflix has a very limited set of restrictions available just around the maturity rating.
Visit the website: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/264
Paid for solutions
PCMag have a good run down of other resources: https://uk.pcmag.com/parental-control-monitoring/79219/the-best-parental-control-apps-for-your-phone