Online communication and online presence has increased greatly over the past few years, most notably during lockdown. Online trends change quickly, and different apps overtake one another in terms of popularity and usage. Explore the buttons below for more information. At the bottom of this page there are also some external websites which have excellent guides and resources for parents. Youtube is another great resource for discovering the ins and outs of social medias and games.
The Children's Code
The Children's Code was given a 12 month adjustment period from September 2020, and sets out 15 regulations that online services must adhere to in order to protect children,. covering apps, games, social medias, search engines etc. It should limit content that may negatively impact on children's mental health, exploit them, and limit their development, etc. You can read more about it here.
Below are the links to some agencies specialising in online safety.
(Please note these links are external and not affiliated with Oldbury Wells School)