Online Safety at our School
Parents and Carers play a crucial role in ensuring that our children understand the need to use the computers and mobile devices in an appropriate way. Technology is constantly evolving and it can be difficult to keep up with the apps and technology children are using. The websites below provide supporting information for parents and carers to enable them to protect their children through setting up parental controls and being able to talk to their children about how to stay safe online.
If as a parent or carer you have any concerns about anything which happens in school then please contact the school directly, either in person, via email or telephone, in accordance with the Parents’ Acceptable Usage Policy.
Parents and Carers should also be aware of the possible health effects of children and young people having too much ‘screen time’. This can limit the amount of time children are being physically active, reduce the amount of time they are sleeping and could be impacting on their eyesight. A number of systems and apps are available that can limit the screen time for children and young people alongside parents and carers talking to their children about the issues.
Provides helpful advice and tools that a parent/carer can use to help keep their child safe whenever and wherever they go online.
• Has material and information for use with young children as well as older children
• Key advice for parents / carers
• Information on a range of social media sites and games
Provides helpful advice and tools that a parent/carer can use to help keep their child safe online. They have downloadable guides for parents/ carers on various social media sites like: Instagram, Whatsapp, YouTube etc. They also have some useful films for parents to watch about the risks online and four specific films about sexting/nude and semi-nude images and how to talk to your child about this issue and what to do if this happens.
A range of information to support parents and carers keep their children on safe including:
• Parents: Supporting Young People Online
• Key advice for parents and carers
• Conversation starters to enable parents and carers to talk to your children
• How to set parental controls on a range of devices
Very specific advice, films and signposting to ensure parents and carers have the information about how to set up parental controls on a range of devices and home internet.
Provides a wealth of information for parents and carers on internet safety starting for parents and carers of 0-5 years olds working upwards. Information, films and advice about parental settings and information about a range of games and apps that are popular with children and young people to help parents make informed decisions.