Internet Safety Advice For Parents
As the internet becomes more and more prevalent in the lives of our children it is important we know how to keep them safe. Below are a number of links and resources to inform you of the risks on the internet for children. If you are worried about any aspect of e-safety, please contact school.
The Digizen website - "This provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible Digital Citizens."
Keeping Young Children Safe Online (UK Safer Internet Centre) - A useful eSafety Guide for parents http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ufiles/Keeping-Young-Children-Safe-Online.pdf
A guide from Google to show parents how they can protect your family online.
BBC Webwise is part of the BBC website with help & support for all aspects of internet safety.
YouTube Safety Centre - http://www.youtube.com/yt/policyandsafety/safety.html
The 'Digital Parenting Guide' from Vodaphone "Read about the very latest technology and challenges in our new magazine - our Expert View articles, 'How to' guides and Take Action checklists will help you to stay up-to-date and feel more confident about getting involved."
'The Parents' and Carers' Guide to the Internet', has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent.
"The Parents Guide to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly". http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-to-technology
Child Safety Online Overview (Knowthenet) http://www.knowthenet.org.uk/knowledge-centre/child-safety
How to set up the parental controls offered by your internet provider (UK Safer Internet Centre)
The parents section of the Know IT All website. The site contains information about positive ways young people are using different technologies, what the risks are to users and it outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies. http://www.childnet.com/kia/parents/
Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying
Webcam safety- BBC Webwise - http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/25812110
Are you considering allowing your child to use Instagram?
Click on the link below to help inform your decision.