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Every week e-safety adviser Alan Mackenzie sends weekly updates. They are useful teaching resources but also parent guides to keep you up to date with current trends. Here are a few from this week's updates:

YouTube Restrictions

YouTube Logo

The primary concern that comes from parents when I'm delivering training sessions to them is in relation to content and the inability to have much control over what their children see. YouTube (Google) have been updating some of their features over the last year and I think these changes are very positive. To help parents understand more about these features and how to use them I have compiled 5 short videos (from YouTube) onto one page covering:

YouTube Kids

  • Parent Allowlisting (this is a fantastic new feature).
  • Selecting content based on the age of the child.
  • How to approve what your children can watch.
  • Limiting screen time.

Main YouTube (app/website)

  • Supervised experience (the ability to set a filtering level based on the age of the child).

Click on the following Image for YouTube Parenting tips!

Parent YouTube Sharing Tips

Jessie and Friends (4 to 7 year olds)

Jessie and Friends

CEOP have released their brand new website, Jessie and Friends for children aged 4-7, their parents and carers, which aims to equip them with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to stay safer online. The website is interactive and helps children recognise worrying, upsetting or scary situations to reinforce the message to 'tell a grown up'.

You can check out the new website HERE and there is a parents guide HERE.

Mrs Plummer