As always, we need to ensure that children are safe whether that be in the community or online. Given the current pandemic children will potentially be spending more time online and parents/carers need to be aware of what their children are accessing and who
they are interacting with. It is necessary to increase our awareness of online safety and how to help children understand how to use the internet and other technological devices safely. If you do not have an appropriate device for use at home, please speak to school to discuss what would be appropriate. In certain circumstances, including where available, we will try and loan an appropriate device.
Please follow guidance on use of the internet, including most importantly:
● Ensure you can monitor your child(ren) when online
● Using parental controls on devices and Apps/programmes
Even the most innocent searches can produce inappropriate material. Set your Parental Controls, monitor, or use Safe YouTube. If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating with your child online, you can report it at: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
This site also has advice and activities for keeping safe online.
Please see attached information and links on how to promote children’s safety online including the use of social media.
UK Safer Internet Centre – https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
Think U Know – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Childnet International – https://www.childnet.com/
Online Safety Alliance – https://www.onlinesafetyalliance.org/
The Chiltern School – Online Safety