It is important that pupils know what to do to stay safe when accessing the internet. The following are some ways you can help your children to stay safe online:
Child friendly search engines
What issues could be affecting your children? Get to grips with what they may come across on the internet and how to get help if you need it. Find out what to do if you’re worried about anything you or your child has seen online. https://www.internetmatters.org/
This website also offers guidance for how to set up parental controls for different devices, apps and platforms. But remember, controls and tools aren’t always 100% effective and tech-savvy kids sometimes find their way round them.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, offers advice to parents but also age appropriate advice and games for children age 4+.
Keeping children safe – Find out how you can keep children safe from abuse and other dangers, both online and in the physical world.
O2 have teamed up with the NSPCC to review the most popular social networks, apps and games that your children are using.
The ‘Bullying UK’ website deals not only with cyber bullying but bullying of any nature. In relation to cyber bullying the site tackles what to do, the effects of cyber bullying and staying safe online.
|Safer internet has advice and resources to support parents and children to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/|
For further support with Online Safety follow this link: https://onlinecompass.org.uk/
Online Compass is a tool that shows you what you can do to make the use of technology safer for you and your family.
The tool allows you to self assess where you rate your current online safety and then make suggestions on how to be safer online.