The Internet has become an everyday part of our lives. We use it daily as a tool to improve teaching and learning, to access information from around the world, talk to friends and help with our work. It is an immense environment offering a wealth of resources that benefit us all. However, it is essential that we all learn how to behave responsibly online both at home and at school.
We teach children how to use the internet safely including what to do if they are scared by something they see or read.
The websites below may help you as parents
National Online Safety
This website produces online safety guides to help parents support their children to use the internet safely. Each Wednesday a new guideis added to the website.
The guides give an outline of the games and sites children are accessing and some ideas of how you can help your children can use them safely .
We have attached some below . We have chosen these as they reflect either what the children in our school are telling us they use or things that you, as parents, are telling us you are concerned about.
- Youtube-Parents-Guide [pdf 7MB]
- MOMO-Online-Safety-Guide-for-Parents-FEB-2019 [pdf 1MB]
- Tik-Tok-Parents-Guide-October-2018-v2 [pdf 1MB]
- Screen-Addiction-Parents-Guide-091118 [pdf 9MB]
- Roblox-Parents-Guide-V2-081118 [pdf 17MB]
- Minecraft-Parents-Guide-091118 [pdf 14MB]
- Fortnite-Parents-Guide-051218 [pdf 12MB]
- Age_Ratings_January_2019 [pdf 3MB]
More information for parents about e-safety can be found by clicking on the commonsense media website link below. This website also contains information about film and game age ratings.
This is a portal with information that will help you learn, talk about and deal with everything that matters when it comes to the safety of your children online.
The website provides information on a range of issues – social networking, cyberbullying and more – as well as expert advice for what to do if your family is affected by any of them.
You’ll also find handy tips about starting – and continuing – the conversation with your children about their experiences online, which is widely considered among the most effective ways to help keep them safe.
Two other useful sources of esafety materials are
- The BBC Website
The links are provided below.