The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school their access to various types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks.
If you would like to share any information or require any further support please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.
Your help is still needed to prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls. Look below at our extensive list of links and resources for Parents/Carers, Teachers and Young People to help you with your child’s online safety at home.
Highly recommended is the Thinkyouknow website - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/.
Childnet International – Guidance for Parents, Teachers and Young People
CBBC Staying Safe
CBBC Stay Safe is a super internet survival guide for you and your child/ren. Here are the tips and tricks you'll need to stay safe online, beat the cyber-bullies and become a super-surfer. https://www.bbc.com/ownit/curations/staying-safe
NSPCC Share Aware Campaign
Launched in January 2015, this campaign aims to raise awareness of how to help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games. They have a useful guide to the social networks young people are using on their Net Aware website:http://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Links for Parents/Carers
Ask About Games - Advice on computer gaming and how to apply parental controls
Early Years e-safety - help introduce young children to the idea of internet safety
Get Safe Online - Advice and guidance on Safety online
Vodaphone Safety - Advice from Vodaphone
Yahoo Safety Tips - Advice from Yahoo
CBBC Safe search – Excellent Child friendly Search engine for Primary Schools
NEN Image Gallery - for images to use in the classroom
TeacherTube - Video Sharing website
Edublogs - Blogging in Schools
Easywhois - Useful website to check who registered/owns a website
All about Explorers - Teaching children to evaluate reliability of online information.
That's Not Cool - advice on digital relations for KS2
Windows family safety - Set up Windows safety controls.
https://www.childnet.com/ - Child net advice and support
Visit Google's Safety Centre to learn how to change Google's search settings to SafeSearch filtering:http://www.google.co.uk/familysafety/tools.html This setting is designed to screen sites.
Top Tips for Safer Surfing!
Digizen is a game provided by Childnet International. You can play Digizen with your child. This game gives you different decisions and options to make about internet use and friendships in a school day and the consequences. https://www.digizen.org/resources/digizen-game.aspx