The Cronk y Berry eSquad aim to help children, parents and staff with keeping safe online. We will post items on pages in this section to help you.


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Social Media and Mental Health
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We have launched the Safer Schools App with the children in a special assembly this week. We highly recommend you download it if you haven’t already. Just yesterday they released a video on Tik Tok parent control settings (click here to see the video) We would like some more people to complete our…

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Safer Schools App
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Dear Parents, CYB eSquad are excited to launch a new app at Cronk y Berry. Whether you’re a mum, dad, carer, auntie, uncle, granny, grandpa or even an auntie- who’s-not-really-an-auntie-but-you’re-mum’s-best-friend-so-we-call-you-auntie- anyway, it’s important for you to understand what children ar…

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Parent Guide to the app Like
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Dear Parents, This guide was published last week by the National Online Safety Team, who say the following: LIKE (soon to be rebranded as Likee) is a free video creation and editing app similar to TikTok. It has a global community of over 200 million users who can create any type of video, add thei…

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A parent guide to online grooming
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The National Online Safety website publishes parent guides. This guide is a help sheet with the issues surrounding children being online and communicating with others. Click here to see more or download the guide. Parent Guide to Grooming pdf

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A Parent Guide to Screen Addiction
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It can be challenging for parents and carers to know whether children are spending too much time on their devices. Furthermore, it’s even more of a challenge to know whether a child is addicted to the internet and social media. As technology is becoming more pervasive, children and young people are…

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A Parent guide to Whatsapp
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The National Online Safety website publishes parent guides. This guide is a help sheet with the issues surrounding children being online and communicating with others in Whatsapp. Click to view and download: WhatsApp_Parents_Guide.pdf

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Age Rating Parent Guide
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Do you know the difference between BBFC and PEGI ratings? We're guiding parents through the complex world of age ratings for films, TV, music videos and games. Click here to download.

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How to spot Fake News
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Fake news can be false information, photos or videos purposefully created to confuse or misinform. It can also be genuine information that has been manipulated to deceive. It is important that we learn how to distinguish between real news and fake news. Download this parent guide: NOS_fake_news_Jan…

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Instagram's terms of service in child friendly language
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This is an interesting article that we think children and parents who are on Instagram should read together. A lawyer in the UK has rewritten the privacy policy from Instagram in child friendly speech, raising some issues all uses should be aware of. https://qz.com/878790/a-lawyer-rewrote-instagram…

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Internet Safety Conversations
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Talking about the online world with your child can be difficult, and some topics can be particularly awkward; for you and your child! As a result of this, we have put together a series of 7 questions that will help you start an initial conversation with your child, so you have a better understandin…

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Momo Parent Guide
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Momo is a sinister ‘challenge’ that has been around for some time. It has recently resurfaced and once again has come to the attention of schools and children across the country. Dubbed the ‘suicide killer game’, Momo has been heavily linked with apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and most r…

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Online Gaming Advice for Parents
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I have attached a leaflet on Online Gaming for Parents. With new games being bought for Christmas, it may be useful to have a little insight into possible risks or safety features that can be used to ensure children are not exposed to harm. Further information and advice can be found on Childnet. D…

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Parent Guide to Fortnite Game
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Dear Parents, We are aware that there are children in school playing the popular new online game called Fortnite. There are some useful guides for parents which explain the rating, the content in the game, as well as highlighting how to make sure your child is safe playing this online game. It also…

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Parent Guide to Live Streaming
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Live streaming is the term used to describe the broadcast of a real-time video from a mobile device, tablet or games console. Many live streaming apps have the functionality for interactions from viewers, such as commenting, live chats and sending reactions during the broadcast. Live streaming open…

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Parent Guide: Apex
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With over 50 million players worldwide within its first month, it's considered to be one of the hottest games on the market, especially with young people. Apex Legends is a multiplayer battle royale video game which is free to play. In this game, twenty squads consisting of three players each are d…

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Parent Guides
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eSquad have been asked to help with some parent guides to apps currently being used by pupils. We know that there are children on these apps even though they are not the right age yet. Our aim is to always remind the children to be SMART online to stay safe, and this includes telling the truth abou…

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Parent Guides for Nintendo, PS3, PS4, X Box
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The UK Safer Internet Centre have published guides for parents whose children have these devices: Playstation PS4 and Vita Playstation PS3 and PSP Nintendo X Box 360, X Box Live and X Box One There are helpful instructions to help you understand the capabilities of the gaming device, how to set up…

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Simplified Terms and Conditions
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Children (and adults) often don’t know what they’re signing up to when they join Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, WhatsApp or Instagram. That’s why the UK's Children's Commissioner has worked with lawyers to create simplified versions of Terms and Conditions for the most popular social media platforms.…

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Snapchat Maps safety advice
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Today Snapchat introduced a new feature, the ‘Snap Map’. This location based map allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, as well as seeing location based photos and videos. The Snap Map shows a user’s Bitmoji, their cartoon avatar within Snapchat, pinpointed on a world…

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Tik Tok Parent Guide
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TikTok is a global video community where users create, share and discover ‘funny and memorable moments’ via short video clips – typically about 15 seconds long. Videos can be ‘spiced up’ with special effect filters, stickers, music and sound clips. Currently one of the world’s most popular apps, Ti…

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What Your Child Needs To Know About Online Bullying
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Online bullying – also known as cyberbullying – is bullying that takes place ON THE INTERNET or via electronic devices and mobile phones. It can include: Sending someone mean or threatening emails, direct messages or text messages; Hacking into someone’s online account; Being rude or mean to someon…

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X BOX Live Parent Guide
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Xbox Live is an online gaming service created and operated by Microsoft which sees more than one billion multiplayer matches played each month. Gamers can connect their Xbox console and Windows 10 PCs, tablets and phones to Xbox Live to download and play free games. They can also play games with ot…

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You Tube Parent Guide
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YouTube is a video sharing site/application that enables you to upload, view, rate, share and comment on a wide variety of videos. Consisting of a huge resource of information, advice and entertainment, YouTube now has 1.9 billion logged-in monthly users who watch a billion hours of video daily. Mo…

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