Staying Safe Online
Digital safety is a very important part of our work with children, families and staff.
Increasingly our concerns about children’s safety are linked to their behaviours online and using portable devices such as mobile phones and tablets.
We explicitly teach children about digital safety and work hard to promote e-safety from a very young age.
We have also attached links and leaflets and resources for families to promote e-safety at home.
InternetMatters offer a range of resources and information.
To help support parents, carers, and young people with additional learning needs, we have created this hub to offer tailored advice on how to connect safely online across a range of social platforms. https://www.internetmatters.org/connecting-safely-online/
To support parents, carers, and professionals working with children and young people who may be more at risk of online harms, we’ve provided a range of recommended specialist resources available to use. https://www.internetmatters.org/inclusive-digital-safety/resources/
New updated ChildNet resources.
Six easy-to-follow videos to work through together with children aged 6-9 years old. Each video has: simple, clear online safety advice specifically tailored for children aged 6-9 years old. Please note: due to the format of this resource and to encourage meaningful discussion, we would strongly advise that children watch the video lessons together with an adult. https://www.childnet.com/resources/video-lessons
As your family may be spending more time at home and finding new ways to access education, stay in touch and have fun, here are some top tips to help you protect and support your child with their online lives. https://www.childnet.com/resources/online-safety-activities-you-can-do-from-home
A simple and effective way to get involved with your children and their lives online is through discussion. By maintaining an open dialogue with your child and encouraging them to talk to you about their internet use parents can help children access the amazing resources the internet has to offer whilst keeping them safe online. https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/have-a-conversation
More resources and information.
Click on the links below to access;
- The NSPCC New Net Aware website is an informative platform for E-safety. Please visit their website. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
- CEOP’s (Centre for Online Protection) Think U Know resources for parents. They offer practical guidance and advice for families that will help to keep your children safe.
- Internetmatters offers lots of information about online issues including advice by age and setting controls. https://www.internetmatters.org/
- Kids Smart provides advice for parents on different devices and software. A very practical guide for families.
- Safer Internet Uk also offer invaluable advice for families and information how to report any online concerns. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers
- Young Children and Screen Time – a guide – https://www.childnet.com/ufiles/Young-children-and-screen-time—a-guide-for-parents-and-carers.pdf
- TikTok Safety Centre for Parents. https://www.tiktok.com/safety/resources/for-parents?lang=en