The internet has become part of our everyday lives and we spend more time online than ever before. It is a fantastic resource which enables us to connect and communicate with others in a variety of ways. However, along with the many advantages, using the internet can also have risks and children need to be taught how to stay safe whilst online.
Technology is constantly changing but even if you’re unfamiliar with the latest technology, talk to you child about their internet use and what they do when they are online.
Technology and the internet are part of our daily lives. It’s almost impossible for our children to avoid coming into contact with the online world. From social media apps to messaging services to online gaming, it’s important that we, as trusted adults, help to protect them from harm. It is just as important that they too know how to respond to online dangers.
National online safety.com have created a guide for children to help them to make the right decisions when accessing the online world. Please follow the link below and share this information with your child.
As more of our children now own their own smart phones, here is a useful guide about how to protect your child on their smart phone.
#DITTO is a free online safety (e-safety) magazine for schools, organisations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. A new edition is released approx. every 6 weeks. Please follow the link below
Below is a list of useful websites providing information on online and Social Media safety.
If you are concerned about content that is being accessed or received online, make a report to CEOP, following the link below.
|Think You Know|
|Get Safe Online|
|YouTube Restrictive Mode There has been a big increase in children using You Tube to watch videos. Some videos are suitable for children but there is a lot of inappropriate content. This link explains how to set up restricted mode on You Tube.|
YouTube have introduced a new service called ‘Parent Allowlisting’ which can be used on mobile devices where a parent can approve a video/channel from the main YouTube app into their child’s YouTube Kids account.
You can access a video ‘how to’ guide here
Share content from YouTube to your child’s YouTube Kids experience – YouTube
|Know IT All|
Web Application Guides
|The App Store||View|
|What Children Need to Know About Online Bullying||View|
|Zoom Parental Guide||View|
If you have any concerns regarding Online Safety or would like some advice on how to keep you child safe online, please do not hesitate to contact school.