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Online Safety- Parent Information

E-safety event resources at the bottom of the page

 

 

 

Helping your children to keep safe online is one of the most important lessons we can teach our children due to the many possible risks associated with internet use. Gone are the days where the family computer can be set up downstairs so parents can keep track of childrens' usage easily. Children are increasingly connected on a range of devices at home, friends' houses or anywhere through mobile networks or Wi-Fi hotspots. 

We hope that this page will signpost you to some resources that may be of use to help parents understand the dangers, how to help protect your children and also how to begin conversations with your child around keeping safe. 

 

As a school, we have registered with Parent Info- a parental information website run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection organisation. Below, you will see recent articles that may be of interest to you.


 


Top online resources

the latest issue of digital parenting is available at the link below. The PDF is a large download. 

http://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting/learning-and-fun/digital-parenting-magazine.html#

It may feel awkward, but it's important to explain to children the risks of sexting, how to stay safe and remind them that they can talk to you if something ever makes them feel scared or uncomfortable.

A parents guide to Fortnite: Battle Royale

21 March 2018

In this blog we are giving guidance to parents about Fortnite, looking at what the game is and some of the things to be aware of.

UK Safer Internet Centre

As part of Safer Internet Day, this information bank gives advice on how to enable the safest features on many popular web services and apps such as instagram.

An absolutly fantastic resource that lists the top apps that children use, a brief overview of what it is used for, some potential dangers and advice on privacy settings and parental controls.

 

Advice from the NSPCC on keeping you children safe whenever and whereever they go online.

How to start the conversation with your child about staying safe online, and what to do if you're worried about online safety.

"We know some parents feel confused by the internet. It’s constantly changing, and it can be hard to keep up with the latest apps and trends. It can be particularly tricky for parents of children aged 8-12. That’s the age when children start doing more online, becoming more independent and using different devices. So, we’ve put together this guide. To reassure you, and give you the information and advice you’ll need to keep your child safe online."

"Many of us use the internet as part of our daily lives, for banking, shopping, socialising and entertainment. Follow the advice in this guide to help protect your personal data and keep you and your family safe online."

A user-friendly, frequently updated quick reference for parents when discussing smartphones with their children.