Keeping children and young people safe online is a challenge in the ever-changing world of technology and social media. The Internet has become part of our everyday lives and is a wonderful tool. However, whilst children seem to know what they’re doing, sometimes it’s hard for parents to keep track.
Children and young people are more at risk of exposure to inappropriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the dangers.
These dangers can include:
- Viewing unsuitable content
- Giving out personal information
- Becoming involved in, or the victim of, bullying, identity theft
- Making and sending indecent or illegal images
- Spending too much time online which can effect concentration, education, sleep and health
- Copying information from the Internet or buying work from other people to use as their own
If you have any questions or queries, please speak to your child’s class teacher or a member of our pastoral team!
We have gathered some of the most effective websites resources for parents to access to support them in keeping their children safe online.
Copies are available upon request from school.
If you are worried or concerned about staying safe online, it can help to find information and support that you can trust. Young people have checked and tested the websites and phone numbers on the page attached to make sure they are helpful and easy to use.
Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.
Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, the NSPCC’s tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.
Click here for the official government guidance or see the links and information below.
National Online Safety gives lots of free information and guidance posters for schools, children and parents about different websites, games, apps and how to keep your children safe at home.
See below for some examples:
Further information on Staying Safe Online has been recently released by the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board.
You can download a copy by clicking here.
What are parental controls and how can you use them to keep your children safe? Click here to find out more.
Net Aware has got lots of tips and advice. They’re also running workshops to help you have the right conversations with your children. And they’ve even got a free helpline to give you personal advice whenever you need it.
We’ve worked with over 500 parents and carers, and 1725 young people to review social networks and apps that children use.
Online Grooming – Keeping Children Safe
Sexting – Keeping Children Safe