Ensuring children are safe online is vital and even more so in today’s society with the advance in technologies.
E-safety in School
Children at Willington Primary School use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school we have regular age appropriate ‘e-safety’ activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe on-line.
Click on the links to access e-safety resources:
- Information for 5 – 7 year olds: Thinkuknow 5-7 Year Olds
- Information for 8-10 year olds: Thinkuknow 8-10 Year Olds
Information for 11-16 year olds: Thinkuknow 11-16 Year Olds
- Safer Internet – You can find e-safety tips, advice and resources: Safer Internet
The following image explains the steps to take in order to use the internet safely. Be SMART!
Safety at home is just as important…
Ensuring appropriate access control measures are in place on your home equipment is just as important as at school. You may find this website useful for information on how to ensure you are utilising all access control measures on your home devices. parental-control-netflix
A Practical Guide for Parents and Carers whose Children are Using Social Media
Here is a link to a very useful guide, written by 5 different organisations with an interest of keeping children safe online, for parents of children who use social media. This guide will help you:
- understand the risks your child faces when using social media
- how these risks could affect them
- with practical tips to help minimise the risks
- make a report of inappropriate or unsafe use
NSPCC Share Aware and Net Aware Resources
It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe. That’s why NSPCC, together with O2, are helping parents untangle the web and teach their children to be Share Aware. Because, just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online. Please see the NSPCC Share Aware support guide for further information and the Share Aware website, which includes a video, for hints and tips.
Want to know more about an app or game that your child is using? Not sure what the age recommendation is for any online app or game? Use the NSPCCs Net Aware website to find information on all online apps and games and how you can support your child to use them safely.
Deciding What’s Appropriate for Children to See Online
The online world gives us access to a huge amount of information and services, but the scale of information available also means that there is content that is inappropriate for children. What is or isn’t appropriate is up to individual parents and carers to decide, and could be based on things like age, ability, beliefs and family values. US the NSPCC Parental Controls to find out further information.
National Online Safety Resources
The following guides give information about a variety of social media platforms and are full of advice for parents about how to keep children safe online.
- Net Aware Guidelines For Parents
- Twitch Guidelines For Parents
- Snapchat Guidelines For Parents
- Roblox Guidelines For Parents
- Minecraft Guidelines For Parents
- Instagram Guidelines For Parents
- Fortnite Guidelines For Parents
- National Online Safety Resources
- Squid Games
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