Most social media accounts have a minimum age restriction of 13, however we understand children under that age use social media on a daily basis. The internet is another world, and we need to take different steps to ensure our children stay safe. Here you’ll find some helpful information to keep safe online.

Apps to help monitor your childs device

Google Family Link is a family parental controls service by Google that allows parents to adjust parameters for their children’s devices. The application allows parents to restrict content, approve or disapprove apps, set screen times, and more.

Winning online safety posters

Online grooming

70% increase

  Grooming figures from a
freedom of information request to 42 police
services in England and Wales have found that In 2021,  there is was an all-time high  jump of around 70%.

Social media

Snapchat & Instagram

Snapchat and Instagram were the most common tools used by Groomers/Offenders

Offences

5441

There were 5,441 offences of sexual communication with a child recorded between April 2020 and March 2021.

Free Anti-virus software

Antivirus software will protect your computer from viruses and attacks that mean to damage your device. A number of things can happen if you device gets infected with a virus, data loss, slow running speeds and corrupt programs. Below are free anti-virus programs that will detect any threat to your device.

Our Policies

If you need any support with your child’s device, whether that’s enabling parent controls or help with online learning.
Please email: contact@moatfarm-jun.sandwell.sch.uk. 
If you have any concerns (child or parent) you can email us on: tellme@moatfarm-jun.sandwell.sch.uk
Or call us on: 0121 552 1215

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