Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun. But children do also face risks such cyberbullying or seeing content that's inappropriate. That's why it's important for them to know how to stay safe online.
Whether you're unsure about what happens online or are up to speed with new technology, it's important that you talk to your child about staying safe.
In order to point you in the right direction here are some really good websites and guides which will give you tips and hints on how to help your children stay safe online.
IIMPORTANT - ROBLOX ACCOUNTS
Parents, on September 21st, 2021 Roblox announced they will be rolling out optional age verification to all accounts. Users will need to upload a photo of government ID or a passport before they are prompted to capture a live selfie on the spot. Roblox have said they will be capturing “liveness and likeness” with their technology to ensure the ID matches the person signing up. Roblox have confirmed they will not store any ID document or selfie scan in their system.
IMPORTANT - OMEGLE.COM
Parents, please be aware of a new chat website called Omegle.com. Parental controls do not appear to block this site or its content being shared with, or accessed by children, although the content can be extremely graphic and unsuitable for anyone under 18.
USEFUL GUIDES FOR PARENTS
Here are also two guides on Xbox Parental Controls and a Parents Guide to Snapchat
This is a link to a general guide to online safety