Online safety - keeping your children safe online
Jesse Gray pupils use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning.
In school, we have regular online safety activities and assemblies to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
At home, children may be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
We want our website to provide parents/carers/pupils will a range of information to help them keep safe online. See also the online safety websites via link to right of this page.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you :
- Explore online safety sites - There are lots of links below to useful online safety sites for children. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
- Social Media - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
- Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
- Use a screen grab - on a PC press the 'prt sc' button and then paste into a word document. On a mac command- shift-3 – this allows a record of unwanted messages to be kept.
Some links to more information:
Safer internet day top tips for parents resource: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine. Copy and paste link https://parentzone.org.uk/digital-parenting-online-safety-magazine-archive into your browser and check out top quality digital advice magazine /website for parents. The twice annual magazine will also come out in hardcopy to you from school via your child(ren).
CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) runs the information & reporting website with links to Think U Know.
Think U Know contains internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, copy/paste links below :
Parents /Carers : https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Internet Safety Zone - Look in the 'Under 13s' section for useful safety advice and information.
Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK
Understanding smart phone safety https://www.tigermobiles.com/2015/05/how-to-protect-your-children-on-their-smartphone/
Powerpoint below is the NCC online safety Workshop for parents - it contains lots of sources of info/guidance.
We also upload letters/documents sent out to support parents tackling online safety / cyber bullying ; they may prove to be a useful prompt when working through this issue with your children.