Online safety- Information for parents

 

Keeping your child safe online

Safeguarding is at the heart of all that we do and this includes keeping our children safe in the digital world too.

We employ a range of filtering techniques to limit what can be accessed on our network and to block inappropriate content. Even with such measures in place it is vital we teach children about the risks and responsibilities of internet use.

Staying safe online is an integral part of our computing curriculum and we also use opportunities such as Internet Safety Day and Anti-Bullying Week to discuss three key areas:  contact, content and conduct.

It can be a tricky subject for parents to broach with children but there are lots of great resources out there to help including:

NSPCC – Talking to your child about staying safe online.

Net Aware – Your guide to social networks kids use

Childnet – A parents guide to the world of online gaming, with great advice on PEGI ratings blocking and reporting and how to use parental control options

Think U Know – Cyber cafe pages for 5-7 and 8-10 year olds to explore key online safety issues as well as resources for parents

Forfurther information on E-Safety in school please see our’ E-Safety and Acceptable Use Policy’ on our policies page.

Alternatively if you’d rather talk to someone…

02 are partnering with NSPCC to provide a helpline. Whether you want to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks, experts from the free O2 & NSPCC helpline can help. You can contact them on 0808 800 5002