Technology and the internet are part of our daily lives. It’s almost impossible for our children to avoid coming into contact with the online world. From social media apps to messaging services to online gaming, it’s important that we, as trusted adults, help to protect them from harm. But it’s just as important that they too know how to respond to online dangers. That’s why we’ve created this useful guide for children outlining various online safety do’s and don’ts to help empower them to make the right decisions when interacting with the online world.
In an ever-evolving online world, sometimes it’s difficult to make sense of the huge selection of apps and games available to young minds. The choices are almost endless and it’s not always possible to know which apps are age-appropriate, which games are safe to play and just what content your child is being exposed to. That’s why National Online Safety have created these two handy guides for parents and carers with suggested apps and games that children might enjoy using to learn and play.
Lots of children and families are worried about Momo. We have sent a letter home today with advice to you and your families about how to make sure you are safe and secure online. Make sure you discuss any worries you have and check that your internet filters are set to the most secure setting. If you have any concerns, please speak to your class teacher. Mrs Ratcliffe is our Computing Lead and she will always help you if you need it.
Have a look at this website for more information;
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Helpful links to look at with your family
Tips for staying safe online:
There are lots of places that offer information and help to children and parents.
Here are some of the key websites that you can share with your child at home:
CBBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc
Remember the following slogans:
'Don't stand by, stand up'
'Stand up against bullying'
'Action against bullying'.