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St Alban's Catholic Academy

St Alban's

Catholic Academy

First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NP

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.

You may have questions about IT / Apps during this time

A good place to go for advice is net-aware which is endorsed by the NSPCC or the UK Safer Internet Centre

Net-aware have up-to-date advice on the latest apps - just search for the one you want information on:

Here is a recent quote from their site:

Houseparty - 'we think it is most appropriate for over 18s', 'People can video call you with you having to accept (including people you might not know)

For the latest up-to-date news and advice on Internet aspects and how they may affect your child try:

You can report harmful content through the following link:

Further sites for support:


For Children & Young

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Safety advice in child-friendly way for 6-7 year olds on watching videos, sharing pictures, chatting online, sharing personal information and gaming online.


Thinkuknow has launched Band Runner, an interactive game for 8-10 year olds to help build their knowledge, confidence and skills to stay safe from risks they might encounter online.


Safety advice for 11 years plus, includes details about online photo sharing, online grooming through online gaming and chat rooms.


Safety advice for children of all ages about online grooming.

UK Safer Internet Centre

Games, storybooks, films and quizzes for 3-19 years olds to help them explore ways to stay safe online.



For Parents/carers

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Parents/carers to help them understand online safety and general exploitation


Booklet for parents and carers from the ‘Did You Know’ campaign, raising awareness of the signs of exploitation and online grooming, tips to manage this and resources to help.

See CSE parent leaflet below


Directory of national and local services to support parents/carers with issues regarding online grooming, missing and child exploitation.



Explains latest games and apps used by children to parents/carers and tips on keeping children safe online.

The Breck Foundation

Self-funding charity, raising awareness of playing safe whilst using the internet.


Home activity packs for various age groups for parents/carers to carry out with their children to develop their awareness of online safety.


Factsheet for parents about what online grooming is, signs, risks and resources.

See CEOP grooming factsheet below

Safer Derbyshire

Practical advice for parents/carers about online safety, such as setting parental controls and keeping up to date with new apps.