Children at our school use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular eSafety activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
Below are a few links to some very useful information regarding e-safety for parents, carers and children.
An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
USEFUL LINKS FOR PARENTS
The internet for many parents can be a daunting place but to our children it is a necessity of life. Access to the internet has never been so vast and continues to spread with the increasing popularity of tablets devices and access through mobile phones. To support you in protecting your child on line there are some useful links below to sites with tips and guidance:
CEOP (Child On-Line Protection) Parents and Carers Area
This site offers advice and guidance for all types of online behaviours be it on line gaming, social networking, sharing and much more. Your children will be familiar with the child version of this site as it used in school you could perhaps ask them to help you with navigating through it.
A Parents’ Guide to Facebook
Would you know whether your son/ daughters profile is set to public or private? Would you know how to check? Do you know what POS stands for when children are online chatting (Parent Over Shoulder)? Do you know what Phishing is? Facebook is very popular amongst young people (and many adults) this guide is produced annually to keep parents up to date with tips for keeping their children safe when using Facebook and informing them of the latest trends for Facebook usage.
Share, Take Care: tips for parents
This short guide will help you to make sure your teen stays safe and happy online.
With the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, our tools and advice will help you keep your child safe
An illustrated guide to e-safety for parents and carers
Sophos are offering a free antivirus / firewall for home use. Visit their website at www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools.aspx to find out more.
Think You Know is a site where you can report online abuse, or find out more information. There are age specific areas for children too.
Parent Zone has a host of information and advice about all things digital
This is a site full of useful information for helping keep your child safe online. Below are some of their parent guides to help you set parental controls and to help your child to surf the internet safely.
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