During the Covid19 lockdowns, for many families daily routines have changed. With many parents and children working and/or studying from home, we understand there may be more concern from parents about the safety of their children online.
It is important for children and young people to stay both connected and safe online. Remember to make use of parental controls and to talk with your children.
If you have downloaded new apps or bought new devices like web-cams or tablets, remember to adjust the privacy and security settings to suit you.
Parental controls put you in control of what your child can see. Internet Matters has step by step guides on how to set these up.
In the Junior School, where internet safety is perhaps more significant due to the increased nature of independently used technology, we have adapted our assembly timetable to include both a dedicated e-safety assembly and one focused around wellbeing. We hope that this will give the children a firm and consistent platform upon which they can make sensible and kind decisions both online and off.
We understand that in this ever-evolving digital world, it is increasingly difficult for parents to stay fully in-touch - especially with regards to social media.
Hopefully, this page of the website will assist you in navigating this changing environment, offering support, advice and links to services and web addresses which are there to help to keep you and your children safe.
GOOGLE INTERNET LEGENDS
Across the Federation, internet safety is a massive focus - especially with recent lockdowns and the increase in the time spent online. We are working with the google Internet Legends Programme to support your child's development and understanding of Online-Safety.
To make the most of the internet, children need to be able make smart decisions. Be Internet Legends empowers younger children to use the web safely and wisely, so they can be confident explorers of the online world.
Please click on the image below to visit the parent page of this programmewhere you will find a helpful handbook full of tips and tricks for supporting your child’s digital education.
|GOV.UK||Harmful online challenges and online hoaxes - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Gives guidance and support to parents regarding harmful online challenges and online hoaxes.|
The BBC’s Own It app helps children stop and think before they press the ‘send’ button.
A tool kit to support parents and carers of any age child to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.
|Every Mind Matters|
Advice and simple tips on how to maintain your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak
StaySafeStayHome online resources and advice to support families.
|Let’s Talk About It|
Support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation.
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including 6 top tips to keep primary aged children safe online.
Support for parents and carers from NSPCC, providing a guide to social networks, apps and games.
Provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.
Public Health England’s Rise Above social marketing programme aims to help build resilience and support good mental health of young people aged 10-16.
Provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) to stay safe online. To help families manage during this time, the NCA has launched #OnlineSafetyAtHome, a set of fun, engaging activities based on Thinkuknow cartoons, films, games, and advice articles.
|UK Council for Internet Safety||Education for a Connect World. A framework to equip children and young people for digital life.|
|Kent Police||https://www.kent.police.uk/police-forces/kent-police/areas/kent-police/campaigns/campaigns/2020/parent-resources-activity-packs/ Provides a range of resources for parents to support their children online.|