How Can I Help My Child Stay Safe Online?
One of the most common areas where our parents ask for help is around internet safety. The pupils are technologically more advanced than us - but they are vulnerable socially and emotionally and that's hard for them to understand. This link will take you to a really useful site called INTERNET MATTERS and the posters are very simple to understand and incredibly useful. They cover everything from talking to your child about how to keep safe (different conversations for different ages) to managing their screen time and site specific tips: Snapchat, facebook, live streaming etc.
Plusnet Plays on the Internet
Together with Plusnet and children’s author Konnie Huq, BT and Internet Matters have created new children’s plays to educate parents and children on internet safety.
The plays use theatre to explore three important topics relevant to young digital natives today – cyberbullying, online grooming and online reputation. They are grouped by age.
The Thinkuknow website has many different activities to help you speak to your child about staying safe online. Please use think link to see different cartoon episodes about online safety, games, and much more.
This link is useful if you would like advice on social media.
There are age restirctions on all social media platforms, however we enocurgae parents to be aware of the safety provisions available on the different sites if your child is accessing them.
Also, we have added a Social Media guidance leaflet inot the files below for you to download if you need for extra information. Remember you are always welcome to pop into school to speak to Mr Lewis, who is our Computing lead.
If you would like some information on downloading please visit this link below.
If you would like further advice or support please use the following links:
We have had a number of enquires about how to keep a child safe whilst using an nintendo switch at home. Please click the link below to read a blog all about this written by UK Safer Internet Centre.