You can download the DofE advice for parents on cyberbullying here
As a parent you’ll know how important the internet is to children – they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It’s a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online – such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
You can download a simple checklist Online safety checklist CEOP that may help you start to protect your children online and decrease the risks they face. You can also talk to your children regarding their use of the internet while at home. Here are some conversation starter ideas from www.childnet.com
- Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
- Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
- Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
- Encourage them to help. Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
- Think about how you use the internet as a family. What could you do to get more out of the internet together and further enjoy your lives online
To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we regularly send out information, such as the information on Fortnite which can be found here: Fortnite information Online Safety
Child net also produce a leaflet for parents which you can download here
Please follow the links below for further advice and guidance:
e-safety advice – How to keep up-to-date with what your child is doing online: https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/
Gaming advice, keeping safe on social networks, apps and games and setting up parental controls to ensure children are searching safely online: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/
How to keep your child safe on their smartphone: https://www.tigermobiles.com/blog/how-to-protect-your-children-on-their-smartphone/
As part of your child’s curriculum and the development of computer skills, we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. As there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials. We are also a member of the Nantwich Education Partnership where we share information on key issues such as how to stay safe online.
Each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet. We then ask every child in KS2 to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement so that we know they have read and understood our school’s rules on staying safe.
For more information you can download our Online Safety Policy here. E safety Policy New 17 18 (1)