Online Safety

As the online community becomes a bigger part of everyday life; we are very aware of the role we play in ensuring that our students are safe when using the Internet. Please see below some useful sites and documents for you to access and share (where applicable) with your children. These are innovative resources and tools that equip and empower your online safety work.

Please use the site Internet Matters as a starting point for any questions related to online safety guidance.

Be Internet Legends – Check out these great resources from Google!

Thinkuknow  – Another great place to start for all of your Internet safety needs!

Cyber Aware –  Are you Cyber Aware? – Use this website as a support to help you stay Cyber Aware and avoid falling victim to Cyber Crime.

ParentsProtect  – The Lucy Faithful Foundation have a website providing information and resources to raise awareness about child sexual abuse, answer questions and give adults the information, advice, support and facts, they need to help protect children.

Common Sense Media – Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. They empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

E-safety Factsheet – This factsheet gives parents a general overview of online safety. Schools can use it on their websites, email it to parents, hand it out at parents evening or incorporate it into your newsletter to help raise awareness of e-safety issues for children and how these affect parents. It gives parents an overview of the positive and negative aspects of the internet, some key statistics, tips and useful links.

SelfieCop – Help protect your child by Installing ‘SelfieCop’ on your child’s phone to see every photo or video they take!

#DITTO – #DITTO is a free half-termly (approx every 6 weeks) magazine for schools and parents. The magazine is about keeping you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, commonly called e-safety or online safety, but also with a view to enjoying and learning about technology.

Parent Guide 2016 Booklet – A quick guide for Parents and Carers about online safety from Entrust Education

UK Safer Internet Centre – The UK Safer Internet Centre can help you find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online

Click here for the latest government advice for parents on Cyberbullying.

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