Parents and Carers are encouraged to see their child’s class teacher or Mrs Davies, our Designated Safeguarding Lead, if they have any questions or concerns about their child’s use of the internet.
Please do talk to your children about internet safety.
The messages in the video below are the ones we teach the children in school. If you can back these up, as well as taking the steps to be secure and safe we can ensure our children stay safe and responsible online.
One of our partner schools created this video for parents with information you need to know to keep yourself and children safe online.
If you share a phone or device with your child that you also use for social media, please take the time to check your settings are up to date and secure.
Please note, this alone will not ensure your child never encounters inappropriate material online. Talking about their use of technology and monitoring it is so important.
The website below is invaluable to parents. It will tell you all you need to know about new games, apps, movies, etc that your child may have or want. You can then decide if they are suitable.
Reporting an issue on social media
This site has links and advice as to what to do if inappropriate content is found / seen on some common sites / apps.
If there’s a problem with something you or someone else has posted on social media, or you are worried about anything you see or hear about on these sites, one way to get help is to contact their reporting centres directly. Most sites and platforms have staff who review posts that are reported and decide whether to take them down.
If you’ve seen something that scares, upsets or worries you, there are people you can speak to and get help from. This could be a person you trust at home, at school, or someone from one of the organisations we’ve listed here. You can find our guide on what to do when you’ve seen upsetting content here.
Some more useful links…
· Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
· Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
· Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
· Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
· London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
· Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
· UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
· support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online harms, includes advice about specific harms such as online child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying