Online Safety-Information for our Parents to help keep children safe over Christmas
Our homes have become even more connected. More families are buying internet-enabled devices such as smart speakers, toys that connect to the internet and even Bluetooth enabled toothbrushes. In the link below, we explain what is meant by the ‘Internet of Things’ and how to use these devices safely with your child.
Online Safety training for parents.
Thank you to all the parents who managed to attend the Online Safety Workshop! For all of you that couldn't attend, there are some links and advise below that you can use to help you keep your children safe online.
If you would like to do some work with your children about Online Safety, there is now an Online Safety section on the Children's page of our website.
Online Safety Week 2018
It is Online Safety week on the week commencing 5th February 2018. All children will be participating in online safety activities throughout the week in school. The motto this year is:
Create, Connect and Share Respect
A better internet starts with you
In a world where technology is part of our daily lives, it is important that children know how to stay safe online! We will attach documents, links and videos to this page to help you and your family stay safe online.
In computing we will be using a scheme called ‘Switched on Computing’. E-safety is embedded throughout each topic in the scheme and some of the topics completely focus on being safe with technology. We hope this will raise the profile of e-safety in school and give the children confidence in being safe online.
The e-safety roadmaps for each year group can be seen below:
Children have the knowledge to use technology, but often do not have the wisdom to use it appropriately. By contrast, many adults have the widsom, but not the knowledge. By talking to children about using technology wisely we can help to protect them.
The following links will take you to websites designed to help you in protecting your children online.
http://ceop.police.uk/ – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is part of UK police and is dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse wherever they may be.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ – Is run by CEOP. The Website has many examples of staying safe online for children and parents.
http://www.childnet.com/ – Downloadable posters, leaflets and postcards and KidSmart award winning practical internet safety programme website.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe – CBBC’s ‘Stay Safe’ guide to surfing the web.
http://www.internetmatters.org/ – Internet safety and advice for all the family.