Parents and Carers helpful links and advice.
Online Safety is a hugely important issue both in school and at home. In school the sites children are able to access are strictly filtered and their activity on the computers and iPads closely monitored.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Online Safety morning, afternoon and evening on Thursday 27th February 2020. It was requested by parents who attended & parent council that we include the information and links discussed at the meeting. These can be found on this page.
Online Safety is about ensuring children use new technologies (computers, mobile phones and gaming devices) in a way which will keep them safe without limiting their opportunities for creation and innovation.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with you to ensure the online safety message is consistent. Your help is needed to talk to your children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
We understand that this if more difficult at home and as such offer advice for parents on how to keep children safe online.
On this page you will find support and guidance which can be used in conjunction with your child.
Some of these are listed below, but if you require any further information please contact Mrs Smith or Mrs Rosher, our online safety co-ordinators via the school office.
Top Tips for keeping your children safe online
1. Use the parental safety feature offered by your internet provider. Here you can set time limits, restrict access to sites and specify age limits.
2. Ensure that mobile devices have the safety settings activated.
3. Monitor use by checking the history in all internet enabled devices.
4. Don't be fooled by your child telling you they are the 'only' one without a social media page, they are not! Please keep in mind that anything posted on the internet, never fully disappears even after deletion and that there are age limits attached to these sites for a reason.
5. PEGI ratings are issued to inform you that the content is unsuitable for children below the age specified. Again don't let your child pressure you into thinking they are the 'only' one without a particular game.
SAFER INTERNET DAY
Safer Internet Day was on the 11th February 2020!
Safer Internet Day 2020 was celebrated globally with the theme: Together for a better internet.
For Safer Internet Day 2020 we are empowering young people to explore identity online and opening up discussions about how the internet shapes the way that they think of themselves and others. It focuses on what creates our identity online – such as the things we share with each other, how others perceive us and interact with us, as well as how online services use the information we share to identify and profile us. This resource uses interactive and imaginative activities that explore the concept of the internet and how their identity can be created online.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
The UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternetday.org.uk.
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.
As a result of our collective action
We trust that you will check the links below - and play your part in keeping your child safe on the World Wide Web.
ONLINE SAFETY SUPPORT
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
Parents information pages are below.
A Parents' Guide to Instagram.
Parents' Guide to Mobile Phones.
O2 and NSPCC Parents Guide
EE Parents guide.
Vodafone Parents Guide
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Resources for children
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