Staying Safe Online
The internet has been at the forefront of huge changes in our daily lives and we are all accessing it more than ever before. The school curriculum makes use of the internet to an increasing extent as we look to ensure we are providing a relevant and inclusive curriculum along with making good use of the best educational resources available.
As a school, we recognise our responsibility to develop children’s computing skills in line with the expectations of the national curriculum so that they are increasingly confident in using different software. This responsibility also extends to learning about e-safety so that children can use the internet in the knowledge that they are safe and able to make good choices.
During the COVID pandemic, increased use is being made of the internet to ensure learning continues in the event of school disruption. For parents, it is therefore essential that you can support your child in staying safe and make sure that you are also aware of the potential risks. The websites below provide advice and support for parents and we strongly encourage you to access these.
Who can I contact if I have an e-safety or safeguarding concern?
Any e-safety or safeguarding concerns should be reported immediately to the school’s Safeguarding lead, Mr Upfield via email: email@example.com
Tips for Parents - in-game chat
During lockdown, many children will be spending more time online and many will be having fun gaming and chatting to their friends online after they have finished their home learning for the day.
CEOP released a YouTube video that might be useful for parents. It's only 38 seconds long. The YouTube video can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgSnbBRVMPs&feature=emb_logo
A superb website for parents, covering topics such as:
- Guide to Apps, Games and Social Media Sites
- Online safety during lockdown
- How to set-up your child’s device safely this Christmas
- How to support your child with cyberbullying in games
Net Aware really is a ‘must’ for all parents. All the Apps, Games and social media sites children enjoy using are covered. Learn how safe each one is, what children are actually able to do and any risks you need to manage.
Other Useful Sites
www.thinkuknow.co.uk advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
www.internetmatters.org support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
https://parentinfo.org support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
https://www.lgfl.net/ support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
www.net-aware.org.uk support for parents and carers from the NSPCC