In our ever changing world, it is important to recognise how Online Safety is becoming a priority for us all. Whilst the internet is a useful and informative tool, it also brings with it many keeping safe issues.
In order to keep ourselves and our families safe, it is important to ensure we provide regular inputs and checks on what is happening online.
In our school, our online safety is planned for and implemented to ensure all pupils are kept safe when working online. All children sign a “Think before you click” agreement in class. Each term we recap and revisit our Online Safety and regularly remind children of our online safety rules.
Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
We are supporting ‘Safer Internet Day’ https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2020/i-am-parent-or-carer
Keeping Young Children Safe Online (UK Safer Internet Centre) – A useful eSafety Guide for parents
Jigsaw Film on CEOP YouTube Channel –
Cyber Streetwise – “Find out about easy steps you can take to protect your home or business from cyber crime” –
BBC Webwise is part of the BBC website with help & support for all aspects of internet safety.
Avoiding Ratting – Remote Access Trojans –
The Digizen website – “This provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible Digital Citizens.”
The Thinkuknow website provides information and support with any concerns about children using the internet.
A guide from Google to show parents how they can protect your family online.
YouTube Safety Centre –
The Cybersmile Foundation website (The Cyberbullying Charity)
The parents section of the Know IT All website. The site contains information about positive ways young people are using different technologies, what the risks are to users and it outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies.
Webcam safety- BBC Webwise – http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/25812110
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) – Criminal content can reported to this organisation –
Facebook Family Safety Centre –
Anti-Bullying Alliance – http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/
The Marie Collins Foundation – “The Marie Collins Foundation (MCF) is the UK charity enabling children who suffer sexual abuse and exploitation via internet and mobile technologies to recover and live safe, fulfilling lives.” – http://www.mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk/