With all of the new technology around and the internet on phones, computers and games consoles, it can be quite scary for parents who wonder what their child gets up to online. This information is designed to keep you up to date with current e-safety issues and give you information on how to help you protect your child online. Below are e-safety facts and practical advice on how to keep your child safe when using the internet.
Talk to your child about what is acceptable when using the internet and agree family rules.
Wherever possible keep the computer in a central place at home where it can be monitored easily.
Set parental filters to ensure your children cannot access inappropriate material online.
How can I learn more?
Please click here to view our online safety around YouTube.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk - Thinkuknow is the online safety education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empower children and young people aged 4-18 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of e-safety further, or would like more information on how to help your child with their online journey. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to speak to me.
To view our Online Safety Policy - Click Here
Online Safety Co-ordinator
Scammers’ tricks have become more sophisticated in the digital age: now they can convincingly pretend to represent our bank, our health services or even our loved ones. Stay wise to their rapidly evolving schemes and protect yourself – and your family – with today’s #WakeUpWednesday guide to phone scams.
Our ability to communicate to communicate with anyone in the world, at any time, via the internet has grown at breakneck speed. For teachers and parents, it can feel impossible to keep up. Worrying about our young people is understandable, and not unjustified: in 2020, for example, one in five 10- to 15-year-olds experienced bullying online. Our tips highlight ways that adults can support young people’s positive online behaviours: by adopting and following ‘netiquette’, we can show them how to avoid getting into difficulty as they learn to negotiate the continually evolving digital landscape.
With 2.9 billion users, Facebook, owned by the recently rebranded Meta, is the world’s most popular social media platform. It encourages interaction with other people by (among other things) adding them as friends, reacting to or commenting on their content, sharing images and videos, posting status updates, joining groups and playing games. Facebook is free, and anyone over 13 can join – but with no age verification, younger children can easily create an account: it’s likely your child is already familiar with the platform, even if they don’t yet use it themselves.
In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as cyberbullying, strangers and the addictive nature of Facebook.
Most people probably won’t be greatly surprised to note that cyber-bullying, screen time and age-inappropriate content remain among the chief concerns about children’s wellbeing online. You might not have realised, however, how great the disparity is between how well children think they can spot fake news and how effective they actually are at recognising it.