Keeping children safe online
6th March 2017
Parents Digital Literacy
You will be aware the Internet hosts many exciting opportunities for education. The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, with unprecedented opportunities for learning and creativity, but just like the real world there are risks and dangers they should be aware of and which we should all act to protect them from. As a school we encourage the use of technology as an important part of our students’ development but always want them to spend their time online safely. As a parent/carer you can play a significant part in ensuring this.
Top Tips for Parents:
1. Talk to your child, early and often
2. Explore online together
3. Know who your child is talking to online
4. Set rules and boundaries
5. Make sure content is age-appropriate
6. Use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor and report content
7. Check they know how to use privacy settings and reporting tools
CEOP Think U Know Parents:
h2bsafer Safety Centre:
NetAware by NSPCC
A simple guide for parents to the most popular social networks, apps and games
InternetMatters by Internet Matters
This tablet-only app will help parents learn together with their child about online safety issues
iOS Settings by Apple
Enable password protected Restrictions on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
Qustodio Parental Control by Qustodio
Internet monitoring and control for mobile devices including tablets and smart phones.
For further information is available on the school website or paper copies of advice are available from the school office.