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Online Safety

Here are two 5 minute briefings to support parents and carers around teaching your child to be safe online.

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 Creating Digital Confidence.pdfDownload
 Talking about Cunning People Online.pdfDownload
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Safer Internet Day 2021

 

Today Tuesday 9th February we have been joining schools and youth organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2021. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and more to join together in helping to create a better internet.

Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote at school, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year.

We would be delighted if you could join us in celebrating the day by continuing the conversation at home. To help you with this, you may be interested in downloading the free Safer Internet Day Education Pack for Parents and Carers which is available at: saferinternet.org.uk/sid-parents.

There are also top tips, a quiz and films which you can use at home with your child. Some other resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online are:

●    Advice for parents and carers from Childnet

●    Tips, advice and guides for parents and carers from the UK Safer Internet Centre

●    Guides on popular apps and games from NetAware

●    Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites from Common Sense Media

●    Help on using parental controls and privacy settings from Internet Matters

●    Information and reporting of online grooming or abuse from CEOP

 

Online safety is an important issue which as a school we are committed to teaching our young people about.

 

If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch with your child’s class teacher or the pastoral team.

Social networking is hugely popular. Many young people are sophisticated in the way they use social media apps and websites, tailoring their communication for different audiences, and accessing them from a range of devices including smartphones, tablets, and games consoles. But social media, like all forms of public communication, comes with some risks. Not all of these risks turn into actual problems; and if children never face any risks, they never learn how to deal with them. By helping your child understand what the risks are, you can play a big part in preventing them from turning into problems

 

Please ensure that your children are safe when online. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Midgley or Miss Coward for further information

 

Please find below some information and resources you may find useful in order to keep your child safe online and to teach them about the risks of being online.

 

It's extremely difficult for parents to stay fully in-touch with the ever changing array of social media. The NSPCC has teamed up with O2 to produce an excellent guide.

 

If you have any concerns at all about online safety, you need to report them, click here to learn about how to report concerns to the police.

 

Please click the link below for a helpsheet about staying safe online

ThinkYouKnow helpsheet

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Please click below for a really useful practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media.

Practical guide for parents and carers

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Below is a link to Net Aware which is a fantastic resource to support parents around social media networks. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world.

Click here to visit the Net Aware Site

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CEOP have launched a brand new resource Play Like Share. This three-episode animated series and accompanying resource pack aims to help eight-to-ten year olds learn how to stay safe from sexual abuse, exploitation and other risks they might encounter online such as sharing content. Please click Here.

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Internet safety strategy

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced that work has started on a new internet safety strategy for children and young people. Work will focus on four main priorities: how to help young people help themselves; helping parents face up the dangers and discuss them with children; industry’s responsibilities to society; and how technology can help provide solutions.

Source: Department for Culture, Media & Sport  

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Online Apps

Many of our older pupils have started to use apps that are available. However, it is important that parents / carers fully understand the apps that they are allowing their children to use.

 

National Online Safety have a very useful website where you will find helpful guides. Please click here.

Remote Education Essential Tips

There is now a legal obligation on schools to deliver remote education to those children who can’t attend school due to coronavirus. Created by the team at National Online Safety, these guides provide parents and carers and pupils with essential tips on safely managing their remote education provision

Remote Education Tips for Children

The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential issues such as privacy, healthy screen time and making sure the appropriate systems and communication channels are in place so that children get the most out of their remote education experience.

Remote Education Tips for Parents and Carers

For parents and carers, remote education isn’t always straightforward and there can be a number of factors you need to consider, especially around ensuring your children feel comfortable and are familiar with the whole concept. That’s why National Online Safety have created this guide to help parents and carers support your child in getting the most out of their remote education experience.

 

Screen time:

Surveys have shown that screen time has been a key concern for many parents and carers over the lockdown period. However, high-quality screen time can offer opportunities for learning, staying connected and boosting digital resilience.  

Two new Parent Info articles have been written, please take a look at:

•             What questions parents and carers should be asking about screen time - https://thinkuknow.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2ae276529dabe14cecc1d261e&id=2deb9f8a27&e=b18e1d3887

•             6 fun online activities to boost your child's digital resilience - https://thinkuknow.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2ae276529dabe14cecc1d261e&id=cf963dbf5a&e=b18e1d3887

  

Sharing Images:

The following has been created to support parents during Covid-19 and the closure of schools. This video guide explores the positives and the risks of sharing images online and can offer practical advice for parents and carers, please click here https://thinkuknow.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2ae276529dabe14cecc1d261e&id=30d4474586&e=b18e1d3887 to find out more information.