Do you know what your children are looking at online?
Are you aware of how old you should be to use Facebook? Snapchat? Whatsapp?
Do you have security settings at home on your computer?
Click here for support and advice for parents.
You can also speak to our Designated Safeguarding Lead - Miss Rootes (Director of School Improvement) or Deputies Mr Laker (Head of School), Mrs Rathbone (Key Stage 2 Lead) or Mrs Darby (FLO) if you have any concerns or worries.
The Safeguarding / Child Protection and Internet Safety named Governor is Mr Paul Davis.
The Computing Lead is Mr Jibb
Digital Parenting Magazine - This is an online safety guide for parents with weekly newsletters to keep you up-to-date with how to keep your family safe online.
Want to find out more about how to keep your family safe online. Visit this extremely helpful blog - The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet (Disclaimer - Please be aware this is not written by school staff or the Trust).
Click here to see the advice we are giving your children!
Net Aware App
Click the useful link above to find out more about how to keep your children safe online.
You can also download the app to your Smart phone to give you instant information about different Apps your child/ren could be using... Do you know all the Apps your child is currently using on their phone?
CyberSense is Intern Matters’ new app designed to help parents and carers talk about online safety issues with their children to ensure that they make smart choices to stay safe online.
The app is aimed at children aged between 8-10 to help them think about what they would do if they were faced with different situations online; from cyberbullying to sharing content with someone they don’t know.
The App includes a quiz that is played on a tablet with a split screen. This is mainly to encourage parents/carers and children to answer the questions at the same time to help create talking points around different e-Safety scenarios. At the end of each quiz, depending on how many question have been answered correctly, you are rewarded with a specific amount time to play a fun game together.
The app is a great way for parents/carers to get talking with their children about practical ways to be resilient and get the best out of the internet. Schools and settings may wish to highlight this app to their communities.
Internet Matters has launched a campaign urging parents to put parental controls on all internet-enabled devices to protect their children from harmful content. The safety group is backed by the UK’s largest broadband providers: BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.
The campaign, called Protect their Curiosity, uses a series of four hard-hitting short videos to explore some of the biggest concerns around internet protection for parents/carers including gaming, searching and sexting.
Internet Matters general manager Carolyn Bunting said: “The videos might be uncomfortable viewing, but we wanted to show the reality of how a child’s innocent curiosity can turn into a distressing experience in just one click. Kids want to use the web in safety. They don’t want to be scared of what they might click on. A big step towards this lies with parents switching on every parental control available.”
Click here to download a copy.
NSPCC: LATEST E-Safety Guidance for parents and carers from the NSPCC. Click here to find out more about their “Share-Aware” campaign developed with Mumsnet.
Reporting Online Abuse
CEOP links encourage all organisations that have an online presence, where children and young people congregate, to adopt the CEOP ‘Report Abuse’ mechanism.
Report Abuse Button
This is not designed to replace existing reporting mechanisms, but is intended to deal with specific threats from individuals who seek to use the online environment to access young people and children for sexual purposes.
By implementing the ‘report abuse’ button, children and young people on our blog and sites will be empowered to report suspicious individuals or behaviour directly to law enforcement quickly and easily. The reports come directly to CEOP/Police intelligence centre and the team there are then in best place to analyse, assess and take appropriate action according to the perceived risk and threat to an individual child.
Information and analysis of these reports can then shape the future development of services reducing the potential threat and harm to children.
THE CEOP Report button is freely available on our school site, just in case it is needed.