The internet is a brilliant tool for learning but we must remember to use it in the safest way.
Ensure that the 3 C's are followed;
Content - is it appropriate, check the recommended age of any site you are using
Contact -Only talk to people you know
Conduct - Communicate in the same way you would in person
Remember to follow guidelines given to you by adults.
Staying Safe Online
Internet Matters have a free tablet based app to help parents have conversations with their children about staying safe while online. The App is an interactive game, where parents and children work together to answer multiple choice questions on a number of topics, e.g. cyberbullying, privacy & identity, inappropriate content. The app has been developed to target parents with children aged 8-11. Each answers a number of questions in order to earn points towards a ‘tilting’ game which can be played together. Download the tablet-only app for free from Appstore or Googleplay
The National Online Safety website is a great resource which has been shared with parents on Class Dojo. The 'What Parents Need To Know' posters help explain online terminology, games and social media platforms to educate parents and help them support their children online.
See a selection of the posters below and click the link in the title above to access the website.
Social Media Guides
Below are links to websites that provide both children and parents with more information about online safety.
Below is advice for parents, from the Department for Education, about cyber bullying.
Online Safety advice on the areas of online communication can be found on the NSPCC website. Please follow the link below;
Reporting Online Concerns – CEOP
The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. They are here to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in activity which makes you uncomfortable with anyone online, or in the real world. They also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit their Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button.