Online Safety information for parents
Our pupils are growing up in a world of ever-changing technology. While we feel that the use of technology is a largely positive aspect of modern life, we cannot ignore the risks that can be associated with it.
Here at St Mary & All Saints Primary School we aim to:
- Support children to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly;
- To recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour;
- Provide a range of ways to report concerns safely.
The majority of our pupil’s online usage will be outside of school and away from school filters. Listed below is a collection of useful resources and links that you may find helpful when navigating the issues of online safety with your child.
Useful links and resources
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) is part of the National Crime Agency and their website can be used to report if you are worried about online abuse or the way someone is communicating online.
Childnet International is a registered UK charity that aims to make the internet a safe place for children and young people. Packed with resources it is a great resource for parents.
A comprehensive web resource with a wide array of tips and advice on how to navigate the online world with your child. Some of their guidance we attach below but you can find even more by visiting the link.
National Online Safety
National Online Safety's mission is to make the internet a safer place for children. They aim to do this by equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise. The link above provides up to date information about a wide variety of social media apps and platforms your child might be using.
The NSPCC are the first to admit that the internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? That’s where the NSPCC come in. Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, their tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Since 2006, it aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.
A guide to Apps & Social Media
The number of apps and social media channels your child could be exposed to grow all the time, as does an app's functionality. We recommend you visit Net Aware to read the latest and most current advice on over 70 apps to ensure you know what they do, how you can limit their features as well as recommended age restrictions.
The apps included are:
- Clash of Clans & Clash Royale
- And many, many more
Resources for children
Below are some links that children themselves can access for help when navigating the tricky subject of online safety.
Reception – Year 2
Below are a number of links that are tailored for children in the younger year groups.
Year 3 – Year 6
Below are links more suitable for older children.
(Below should be a list of PDFs, you can find these in the folder provided)