It is vital that parents and carers work with us to ensure that children stay safe in their use of technology. When we talk about Online Safety, we are not just talking about the internet, we are also talking about the use of computers, games consoles, mobile phones, televisions and tablets.
There are several elements to Online Safety that we teach:
- How to use the internet safely, and what to do if something goes wrong or we see something we should not.
- How to keep ourselves safe, keeping details private and keeping data secure.
- How to behave when using technology, being courteous and respectful, and what to do if others treat us in a way that is not kind and cyberbullying.
- Encouraging a healthy use of technologies- not over using it.
UK Safer Internet Centre support
Here are lots of useful resources and tools that you as a parent or carer can use to help ensure your child is safe and happy online.
FOR PUPILS: a new DigiSafe Daily downloadable worksheet is available every day during term time at digisafedaily.lgfl.net for parents or teachers of primary pupils to download and use at home.
FOR PARENTS: use our fridge-friendly A4 poster of top tips for parents to keep their children safe online during corona closures.
Remote learning guides and support
Social Media guidance Parents & Carers
Online safety leaflets & Resources
Other Resources and Links
It is really important children only look at WebPages, play games and watch films that are suitable for their age. Below are useful websites that will advice you how to keep your children safe online:
Think U Know
Vodafone Digital Parenting is created for parents and schoolteachers to help them give children the life skills they need to thrive in the always-connected digital world.
A free guide from Purple Mash to answer questions and to support parents in enabling their children to grow into responsible digital citizens.
Purple Mash Parenting in a digital world
Have a look at these resources that will help you set up technology to be safer at home. Follow these links for information on parental controls.
Parents guide to Technology Guide to Smart Phones Film Classification Age ratings on Computer games
It is important that parents and carers set the parent controls are the devices the children use and monitor the amount of usage children have.
Gaming devices Xbox 360 and Xbox One Sony Playstation Nintendo
We run parent meetings and workshops throughout the school year. If you would like to see anything in particular covered contact the school office.