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WISE KIDS Page for Pupils and Parents from Ysgol Melin Gruffydd - 6th of June 2013.


WISE KIDS Resources on Internet Safety

WISE KIDS main website:

WISE KIDS guide to evaluating email or web content on the Internet:

WISE KIDS links to Internet Safety Games, Quizzes and Certificates:

WISE KIDS links to safe search engines for kids:


In the video below, two young people and Stephen Carrick-Davies explain the ins and outs of Blackberry Phones and BBM (Black Berry Messaging):

See also the WISE KIDS guide to Mobile Safety:

Safe use of social networking sites and chat services

WISE KIDS guide to safe social networking

Resources from Cybersmart Australia

Childnet’s Guide to Safe Social Networking and Safe Chat: and

Facebook Guides/ Useful Web Links

A Parent's Guide to Facebook by Anne Collier and Larry Magid

Facebook Security Guide: Own Your Own Space

The UK Safer Internet Centre has a great and useful checklist for Facebook:

Facebook safety page: 
Facebook privacy page: 
Facebook security page:

How to untag yourself- a video from Facebook:

The theme for Safer Internet Day 2013 is Online Rights and Responsibilities with the slogan “Connect with Respect”.

Google and Internet Safety

Google's Guide to Security Settings:

Google's Family Safety Centre:

Other resources for parents/carers

Childnet’s Know It All for for Parents:
CEOP's ThinkUKnow

UK Council on Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) has produced advice on Child Internet Safety - see :

Vodafone Digital Parenting Guide (can order by sending an email to  has an excellent online magazine for parents:; they also have a great age appropriate checklist for Parents: 
BBC Web Wise site:  

Microsoft safety and security centre:  and Microsoft Digital Literacy

Net Family News - edited by Anne Collier on youth and technology: 

GetNetWise is an older website with many resources for parents to help them make informed decisions about their and their family's use of the Internet.

29 Things We Should Teach Our Kids About Using the Internet by Deb Ng on October 27, 2011 

Special Needs

The East Midlands E-Safety Project which aims to improve e-Safety for all learners with learning difficulties and disabilities:

Childnet’s resources for Special Educational Needs:

Early years

Plymouth have an online safety toolkit for Early Years Settings:

Resources on Bullying and Cyberbullying

Ryan Halligan's Story:

and Childnet's Childnet’s Cyberbullying Overview: and
cyberbullying video:

Also their Digizen site with Cyberbullying Guidance:

Teacher Net Resources on Cyberbullying:

Cyberbullying and the Law:

Childline's Anti-Bullying Resource


Cybermentors (a Beatbullying project)

Bullying UK

How to bully proof yourself on Facebook

General Guidance/ resources:

The UK Safer Internet Centre:

Resources from the UK Safer Internet Centre
The Safer Internet Centre are hosting a 'Connect with Respect Quiz' which you can complete.

For Resources that you can use in Primary and Secondary schools to support Safer Internet Day, see here:

LSE Research just released for Safer Internet Day:
In their own words: What bothers children online? By Sonia Livingstone, Lucyna Kirwil, Cristina Ponte and Elisabeth Staksrud, with the EU Kids Online network

New Video Guides from ISPs on Parental Controls
The Safer Internet Centre have been working with BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media and they have each developed a short, practical and easy to follow video clip which makes clear where you can find their free parental controls, what they do and how you set them up.

How to set up Parental Controls from BT

How to set up parental controls from Sky

How to set up parental controls from TalkTalk

How to set up parental controls from Virgin Media

Location Sharing and Privacy

Ofcom's guide for parents and carers on Location Based Services

Google's guide on Location Sharing:

Common Sense Media – an American non-profit providing great information for parents and educators on young people, media and technology:; also has useful guides like: protecting your privacy online: and location sharing: (on the dangers of over-sharing)

Privacy and People Search Engines

Report Internet Abuse

See WISE KIDS guide to Report Internet Abuse and related resources: 

Keeping yourself safe from Viruses, Worms, Spyware and other Hoaxes

Childnet's resource to teach children about eSecurity:

UK Government campaign 'GetSafeOnline':

Malware Detector




Anti-Virus Software




(Free and Subscription-based) AVAST Anti Virus:

(Free and Subscription-based) AVG Anti-Virus

Microsoft Security Essentials (free)

Anti spyware programs

(Free) Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:

(Free) SuperAntiSpyware

(Free) Adaware

(Free) SpyBot Search and Destroy

Firewall Software

Comodo Firewall

Outpost Firewall

Zone Alarm

A review of firewall software

Spam Filters

A list of other free spam filters

Scams and Hoaxes

Internet Scam Busters:

Assessing when an email is a hoax:

Wireless Networks and eSecurity

Links to Free/ Subscription based Social Networking/Educational Sites/3D Avatar World sites etc for young people

Second Life (for adults)

In education:

Listening to Music Online Legally

Childnet’s guide on Young People, Music and the Internet:



iTunes Store

Amazon Music

Online Gaming

AskAboutGames - the UKIE, a trade body for the interactive entertainment industry provides information to help parents make informed choices about ratings on online games. See: 

The Games Rating Authority provides information on the age rating of video games: 

Ofcom's Media Guides for Parents on Location based services, game consoles and more 





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