Online Safety

Information for Parents

Technology and the Internet can be fantastic – they can help our children to learn, to create amazing things, to communicate and to entertain themselves and each other. Our children are surrounded by this technology – it is part and parcel of their daily lives.  

 

Using technology and the Internet well is about using it safely and responsibly. Things can go wrong by accident or if behaviour isn’t sensible or respectful.  Our job is not to stop our young people from using technology but to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to successfully navigate themselves through the online world, so they become good digital citizens.

Please click here to view a guide for Parents and Carers.

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Online Safety News

360 Safe - Online Safety Mark

17/09/2019

We have been accredited with the '360 Safe' Online Safety Mark! We received this due to showing good practice in our Online Safety policies and procedures.

Online Safety

01/02/2019

We have been using the story of Smartie the penguin to help us to keep safe online. In the story Smartie gets a new tablet for his birthday! He enjoys using it but then things start popping up on the screen, his brother uses a site that Smartie shouldn't be on, and some of his friends are unkind to him online. We talked about what Smartie should do in each scenario and agreed that the best thing to do is to tell a trusted adult. We used the chant "Before you tap and click, you need to stop and think, and tell someone" to help us to remember what to do if something happens to us online. We then spoke about who we would talk to if something happened to us online and drew posters of our trusted adults with the chant above. 

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Online Safety Useful Links

The links on this page are designed to support you in helping your children stay as safe as they can be when using technology, including the Internet.

Click on the icons to access useful links.

DITTO

Online Safety magazine. 

Musical.ly

Guidance regarding Musical.ly

Snapchat Snap Maps

Guidance regarding the new Snapchat map feature.

Parental Controls

This tool will help you understand how to set parental controls and all the main devices and websites your children use.

Online Safety Competition Winners!

Digital Ambassadors launched a poster competition for Safer Internet day this year. Entries were judged by members of our Online safety Steering Group as well as the School Council and Digital Ambassadors. These are the winning entries. Please click here to view the gallery.

How to Report!

Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) website is a police agency tackling child abuse on the internet.

Internet Watch Foundation website is the UK’s hotline for reporting illegal content found on the Internet.

UK Safer Internet Centre - Need help? This webpage contains information about what to do if a child comes to you for help and advice about how to report online concerns such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content or illegal behaviour.

Cyber - Bullying

Find out more about cyber bullying, grooming, sharing personal information, etc.

Cyber - Bullying

Find out more about cyber bullying & prevention.

Online & mobile safety

Find out more about cyber bullying & prevention.

Online safety 

A guide to internet safety and safe surfing.

Online safety

Helping parents and guardians understand the digital world their children live in.

Online safety

Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online, for schools to host on their own websites.

Online safety

Lucy and the Boy – Be Share Aware

Stay Safe on social networks

Share Aware - Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.

Stay Safe on social networks

This website provides handy practical guides on how to use social networks safely.

Stay Safe on social networks

Social media tips for parents.

Online Safety 

Get lots of useful information and advice for your family.

Parental Controls

Tools and tips to keep online safe.

Please note we are constantly updating this site and would welcome any suggestions.

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