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E-Safety advice and updates for parents.

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  • 09/09/19

    Monkey App

    The e-safety team at the local authority have had multiple people contact them with concerns and questions about the popular app Monkey.  Here is some advice and information they have put together.
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  • 19/06/19

    Parental Controls

    Here are some useful links to show you how to set parental controls on Xbox One, PS4 and Switch.
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  • 05/03/19

    Digital Parenting

    Over the next few days your child should be bringing home this useful magazine about keeping safe online.
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  • 27/02/19


    You may of heard about the 'MoMo Game' as it has featured recently in a number of tabloid newspapers and information is currently being shared on social media warning parents.
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  • 11/02/19

    Family Internet Use Plan

    On Wednesday 6th February 2019 Mike Clark from C:The Box delivered a session about pupil Internet use at West Park Academy.  He talked about how children use the Internet and the potential risks they face. 
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  • 09/12/18

    E-Safety parent session cancelled

    Sadly, due to low numbers the E-Safety parent event scheduled for Monday 10th December will be postponed.
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  • 03/12/18


    Across Darlington it has been noticed that Twitch is becoming increasingly popular with primary aged children.  Twitch has a minimum age limit of 13+ and there are concerns over the content users may broadcast.  There is some general information about Twitch below and at the bott...
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  • 06/09/18

    New Term, New Devices?

    Net Aware have created a handy website full of tips, tricks and advice regarding setting up parental controls on new devices.
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  • 30/06/18

    Social Media Parental Advice

    The UKCCIS (UK Council for Child Internet Safety) have produced some guidance for parents about children's social media use.
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  • 24/04/18


    We have noticed a number of children talking about and imitating some of the moves from the incredibly popular game Fortnite.  We would like to share a web page which gives you an excellent parents guide to the game, which is rated as a PEGI 12.
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  • 20/03/18

    Random Chat Apps

    We have heard of an increasing number of children using random chat websites and apps.
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  • 18/03/18

    Set Up Safe

    Internet Matters have produced an excellent website which shows you how to enable parental controls on your devices.
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