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Important eSafety Notice: Snapchat

Parents/carers of children who use Snapchat should be aware of the new update which defaults to allowing other Snapchat users to see, quite precisely, where they are on a searchable map. Obviously, the privacy implications are potentially significant and we advise parents to ensure that their children have the  ‘Ghost Mode’ feature on their app/device.

How to turn on Ghost Mode:

Step 1

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Open SnapChat and tap the ghost character icon in the top-left corner. This icon is visible in most screens in the app.

 

Further information regarding this new feature is explained here: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/snap-map-snapchat-latest-people-see-your-location-what-you-do-music-listen-flying-plane-privacy-a7811791.html

 

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Facebook Safety Checklist

  • Do you know your friends?
  • Who can find what you post on Facebook?
  • Be in control of what you share online
  • How does your profile appear?
  • Teenage user updates
  • Are you ready for Graph Search?
  • How do you use your Friends lists?
  • Do you know how to de-activate your account?

 

 

Overview

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using technology. Whether on social media sites, through a mobile phone, or gaming sites, the effects can be devastating for the young person involved. There are ways to help prevent a child from being cyberbullied and to help them cope and stop the bullying if it does happen.

Parents and carers need to be aware that most children have been involved in cyberbullying in some way, either as a victim, perpetrator, or bystander. By its very nature, cyberbullying tends to involve a number of online bystanders and can quickly spiral out of control. Children and young people who bully others online do not need to be physically stronger and their methods can often be hidden and subtle.

This advice is for parents and carers about cyberbullying. It provides advice and information about how they can protect their child from cyberbullying and how to tackle it if it happens.

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iOS Devices

The instructions in the video are for iOS7 devices. Restrictions can still be placed on devices running other version of iOS following the same basic procudure although the settings may look slightly different. Restrictions can also be placed remotely on any school iPad or iPad enrolled in our management system. Please contact ICT Support for more information.

In this tutorial you can learn how to set parental control on iPhone. (the same process can be applied on iPads)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue4uzQJ5wgE

Android Devices

Parents of Android fans have the ability to set up parental controls on their child's device, and the recent release of Android 4.3 has enhanced the restricted profiles feature that was introduced with version 4.2 of the operating system.(Note, this is currently only available on Android tablets).

SelfieCop

Selfiecop is a new app that can teach kids safer camera behaviour. SelfieCop allows parents to check photos & videos taken on their child's Android smartphone.

More Information for Parents

www.selfiecop.com

 

Find instructions for parental controls for other operating systems here.