Staying Safe Online
When you are using the internet at school or at home it is very important that you stay safe. 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.
We all take part in Internet safety day which we are involved in every year. Children experienced different activities to highlight how to keep safe on line. We always start a computing topic by highlighting any e-safety issues and talking to the children how to stay safe online. The children also learn about one online safety element every term in every year group! Their knowledge develops as they progress through school.
Parental support with online safety
The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.
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.
Below are some websites that provide information on how to use the internet safely.
How to use the internet safely:
- 4 – 7 year old advice
- 8 – 10 year old advice
- How to set up privacy settings
- Sharing personal information
- How to set up parental controls
- Gaming what parents need to know
- Parents Guide to Apps
- Social Media advice
- Setting up devices safely
- Safety leaflets and other resources
Other websites with advice.
Please see the document below for some advice on setting parental controls
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In school, we also follow the SMART rules (see below)