Online Safety

We believe in the educational benefits of Digital Technology for effective teaching and learning.  

Please click on the links below for help and advice about online safety.

Please click on the hexagons below to watch parent information video clips about online safety. These information videos are provided by SWGfL through a subscription our school has with Online Safety Boost+

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The 21st Century Child Technology and Opportunities Managing Risks Positive Action

 

Are you unsure if an app, game or film is suitable for your  child? Common Sense Media is a fantastic site where you  can find reviews of all apps, games and films. The site also has lots of useful advice about setting boundaries for the use of electronic devices.

A copy of the SMART e-safety rules used within our school.
Watch a series of cartoons illustrating the 5 e-safety SMART rules. Follow the SMART Crew of young people who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions. 

 

Download the Hector’s world Safety button by clicking on the link. Your child will be able to tell you what it’s for.

 

 

Parental guides to: Cybersecurity, Cyberbullying, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.

A direct link to the CEOP’s (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)Thinkuknow website.

 

For up to date information about parental controls, staying safe while gaming and for links to other current e-safety topics.  This site also links to Digiducks BIG Decision ebook used in KS1 to deliver the e-safety message.

 

Links to activities and information for all ages. 

Explore the digital world with your child by clicking on the many links in this site.  Aimed more at Upper Key Stage 2 with lots of advice about chat rooms, mobile phones, downloading media etc. 

 

The UK Safer Internet Centre website provides e-safety advice for children and young people, parents and carers, teachers and professionals.

 

An online magazine with step by step e-safety guides to setting up security settings in Facebook, using Google Safe Search, parental controls in Microsoft Windows 7 and much more.  (*May take a short while to load)

 

 

Free internet filter and parental control software.

 

A NSPCC sponsored site providing guides to the social network and games sites children are using today. The site includes guides to privacy settings and reporting abuse on sites such as; Minecraft, Miniclip, Club Penguin, Instagram and WhatsApp.

 

Advise for parents about online bullying

 

If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, let CEOP know.

SAFER INTERNET DAY 

Safer Internet Day 2017 took place on Tuesday 7th February with the theme 'Be the change: unite for a better internet'.

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. 

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations unite to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.

 

 

For more information, please click on the links below:

Parents Fact Sheet - Safer Internet Day

Supporting Young People On-line - information and advice for parents and carers

www.saferinternet.org.uk