A great resource to use during this time is the 'Think u Know' website. It has a range of materials for children and parents to use and it is a great starting point to discuss online safety with your child. Use the link below to visit the page and explore the games, worried about something page and guidance that it has to offer.
With everything that is currently going on, it is more important than ever to discuss Internet Safety as most children will spend even more time online. At the bottom of this document, there are some top tips on remote learning, child welfare, Youtube use and being kinder online.
05/05/20- A task to complete at home is to create an Internet safety poster. I would love to see them so email them to either Mr Gibbs or your teachers.
For Parents- Concerns about Online Safety
If you do have concerns about online safety, inappropriate conversations or content, it is important to report it.
The following link gives you details of who to report matters to either for general concerns or to make a complaint to a website:
Matters can also be reported to the online police agency - CEOPs:
Please stay safe!
For parents and children- Suggestions and resources during Covid-19 times
The NSPCC has created a number of resources to support parents and carers during this difficult time. Topics include:
- Talking to a child worried about coronavirus
- Parents working from home
- Children staying home alone
- Lockdown and separated parents
- How to cope with tantrums and other difficult behaviour
The advice can be found on the NSPCC website here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/
Top Tips and Internet Safety Day
We suggest you have an open door policy with your children and make sure you constantly discuss Internet Safety with them. Think about setting up some parental controls within your house but Please note though that these will not be applied to mobile devices that run on 4G (e.g. your child's mobile phone). A quick guide to read can be found here as well from the BBC.
Here is a Junior age search engine - http://www.swiggle.org.uk/ to have a look at using for your children rather than just google / bing / yahoo etc.
Also, please find a link to Safer Internet day that we were a part of on Tuesday 11th February
To promote discussion and a great starting point
This area is being updated all the time at present, check back regularly for more information.
Some website with e-safety details are:
Additionally, click here for more information on a safety briefing that we had in school and click on the articles below for some more relevant information on Internet safety.
Rules that could be used in the home
Parent packs, resources for at home and age guidelines packs