E-safety is an integral part of children’s education as they become 21st century learners in today’s digital world. As part of our computing curriculum, children learn how to be responsible, competent and respectful users of information and communication technology and this is then embedded in their learning across school. Below are our Online Safety Agreements, our E-safety Policy and a list of resources to support parents in keeping children safe online.
Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
There is support available to keep your child safe online. You can access further information on keeping children safe online.
Here are some useful links to help parents and carers.
Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) to stay safe online
to help families manage during this time, the NCA has launched Thinkuknow: home activity packs, a set of fun, engaging activities based on Thinkuknow cartoons, films, games, and advice articles
a new activity sheet for each age group will be published on the Thinkuknow website every 2 weeks while schools are closed - these activities offer a great opportunity to help you keep up positive, supportive conversations about online safety in your home
Parent Info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
Childnet provides a tool kit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
LGfL - support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including 6 top tips to keep primary aged children safe online
Net Aware - support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, providing a guide to social networks, apps and games
Let’s Talk About It - support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
UK Safer Internet Centre - tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
staying safe online - government guidance offering advice on parental controls, fact-checking information, communicating with family and friends while social distancing is in place and taking regular breaks
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National Online Safety
National Online Safety have produced several easy to follow guides, which focus on specific platforms/risks that they believe trusted adults should be aware of. These guides are published weekly and can be accessed from the link below:
This site from the NSPCC details the most popular apps and social networking sites that children might use and the risks associated with each. You can also download the app for Android and iOs devices.
Learn how to turn parental controls on a variety of devices, activate filters for your broadband and much more.
02 have teamed up with the NSPCC to support parents/carers and young people in ensuring children are able to explore the online world more safely. The link above can be used to book an appointment with an ’02 guru’ who will help adults to make their devices safe and set up privacy settings. This might include creating separate user identities with different permissions, depending on whether children or adults are logged on. The service is free and takes between 30 minutes and an hour.