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Ask about games

The website www.askaboutgames.com is a fantastic site designed to provide parents with all the information they need about the games that their children are playing. On this site, you will find information about PEGI ratings, family controls and parents’ guides to various games, including Roblox and Fortnite. Visit the website for more information. https://www.askaboutgames.com/advice/video-game-guides/

Parent Resource Hub

Online safety fact sheets, in addition to an interactive mobile-friendly guide for setting parental controls on popular devices.

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How to set parental controls on devices

An interactive guide giving practical instructions on how to set parental controls on the most common devices children use, including android phones, Fire tablet, iPhones and iPads, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Microsoft devices (Windows computers and Xbox), can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

https://parenthub.thekeysupport.com/parent-online-safety-zone/device-controls.html

 

Houseparty, a video calling app described as a face-to-face social network, enabling family and friends to keep in touch, has become one of the most downloaded apps since the introduction of social distancing. Children under the age of 13 must have a parent/carer's permission to access the service, although no proof of age is required to create an account.

To help parents and carers to understand what Houseparty is about and how to keep their children safe, the National Online Safety organisation has produced a guide for parents and carers.

The guide can be downloaded from the link, below, to the National Online Safety site where you will also find lots of tips on how to keep your child safe online.

National Online Safety - What parents need to know about Houseparty

 

The guide is also available to download below.