We frequently visit the topic of online safety - through our PSHE curriculum, assemblies and as and when issues arise. We provide information for parents through newsletters, leaflets and information sessions.
This site is very useful for app information that adults need to know! https://www.net-aware.org.uk and for reporting inappropriate content and other information https://www.iwf.org.uk
Please click on the link to see "The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet"
Useful websites for advice and support about apps:
- If you would like to find out more about the apps children are using, the NSPCC has a guide with information about Instagram, YouTube and many more: https://www.net-aware.org.uk
- See https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/ if you want to set up parental controls on any of the internet connected devices you own.
- Not sure about the age ratings on a game? Visit https://pegi.info/
- Worried about grooming or child sexual exploitation? CEOP have a great educational site with a section for parents at https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
- The UK Safer Internet Centre has lots of helpful advice https://saferinternet.org.uk/
- For Childnet's resources including the free Facebook flyers and Twitter and Snapchat guides see https://www.childnet.com/
- https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/0-5/ - a guide for the age group 0-5.
- https://www.net-aware.org.uk has good advice on safely using specific apps like TikTok.
- https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ includes some child friendly videos to share with your family.
Please do not hesitate to contact school should you have any queries, questions or concerns around safeguarding and online safety.