Internet Safety

The internet can be a fantastic resource for students.  We have become aware over the past few weeks that a number of our students may not have been using the internet safely.  The dramatic rise in popularity of social networking sites is unavoidable but we strongly urge you to monitor your child’s internet use and be sure he / she is only connecting with real people who they know in person.  We are aware that some students have recently been upset at a spate of teenage deaths conveyed via Facebook which, when investigated, have turned out to be untrue.  Supervising your son/ daughter/s internet use is also an opportunity for you to monitor which sites they are accessing.

If you have any concerns about a website and / or the content being shared you should be able to report your concerns on the site.

Michelle Smith
 Deputy Head

children and young people should have the opportunity to explore why they should keep their personal information secure and the steps they can take to do so.

This week’s family activity sheet includes 8 fun and quick activities created by the National Cyber Security Centre to help families think about how they can be Cyber Aware.

Click here to download the activity sheets 

Thinkuknow is a great website to use for internet safety, click here to visit the site.

If you have any questions about internet safety, click here to take you to the Parent Info site from CEOP and Parent Zone. 

Stay up to date with the latest news from Thinkuknow by following them on Twitter and Facebook. For any further advice, get in touch with ceopeducation@nca.gov.uk.

explore ‘digital family’ life with conversation starters and fun 15-minute activities that help keep children and young people safe while:

  • Gaming
  • Live streaming
  • Sharing images
  • Using social media

Click here to download the activity sheets 

CEOP have launched more resources to support parents and carers with online safety at home.  This time, we look at social media.

 

Social media:  A video guide for parents:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/presentations-for-parents/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=097f621f2b-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_14_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-097f621f2b-55406709

 

“Children love to socialise and as they get older, they will want to stay in touch with their friends online.

This week your final activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how they can stay safe while connecting with others on social media apps and platforms”

The activities are categorised into age groups: 

CEOP have launched more resources to support parents and carers with online safety at home.

 

Gaming:  A video guide for parents:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/presentations-for-parents/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=176d7bc4c3-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_30_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-176d7bc4c3-55406709

 

“Online gaming can offer many positive experiences. It can give children and young people the chance to escape into a virtual world, to learn, and to connect with others.

However, there is a risk of children and young people viewing inappropriate content in games and being contacted by adults seeking to exploit them.”

 

The activity packs listed below are for parents and carers to deliver to their children and they explore how they can stay safe while gaming.  The packs are age categorised as follows:

activities about online safety

 

Age 4- 6

Home activity packs ages 4-5

Jessie & Friends: online safety education for 4-7’s

 

Age 11- 13

Home activity packs for ages 11-13

 

Age 14 and over

Home activity packs for children aged 14+