The internet, mobile phones, computer consoles entertain and educate our children in many positive ways. However, there are certain ways that children interact with the media that can put them at risk of bullying or abuse. We as a school are very concerned that our children understand how to stay safe on line, and how to identify any risks.
Find useful advice on risks children face online including grooming, cyber bullying, gaming and sexting.
Run by the national agency CEOP, this site provides information grouped into age ranges. It also has a dedicated parent/carer section.
This site provides detailed steps you can take at home to increase your child's safety online.
Visit Childnet's KidSMART website for children, young people and adults to learn how to get the best out of the internet. On this website you can watch films, listen to songs, learn the SMART rules, find lesson plans and join in activities that will help you to stay safe when you are online.
This is a really useful guide or parents and carers developed by the NSPCC. It looks at lots and lots of social media apps (new and old) and gives you the information to make an informed choice as to whether you allow your child to use it. This sites also covers games children play online such as Clash of Clans and Minecraft.
Snap chat is a very popular photo sharing site. Here is a parents guide to the app from www.connectsafely.org. Use this to make an informed decision as to whether or not it is suitable for your child to use.
Kik is a new 'chat' application where users can contact strangers and make connections through similar interests. Read the parent guide online to decide if it is suitable for your child to use.
How to set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home.
Facebook is the widest used social network of all. Read the parents guide written by www.connectsafely.org to make sure you know all the pitfalls of facebook, so you can make an informed choice.
With Screen Time you can control when, how long the tablet is used, and what apps are allowed and not allowed. One of the best aspects of this app, is that you can create tasks that give your child more time when the tasks are completed. It's easy to use, and helps limit their screen time!