The internet is a fantastic learning tool, please see below for help and advice on how to use the internet safely and confidently.
All children in our school are taught how to stay safe online and how to use online devices safely as part of our Online Safety curriculum.
Our Year group termly planning incorporates online safety. We have a set of rules that the children agree to before they can use the internet or mobile devices. A copy of this agreement is also sent home as part of our New Parents Pack when they start in reception so that you can support your child in their use of ICT at home.
TOP TIPS for 5-7 YEAR OLDS:
- Always ask a grown up before you use the internet.
They can help you find the best thing to do.
- Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school.
Only your friends and family need to know that.
- Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know.
You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
- Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
- Ask a grown up to help you put the Hector’s World Safety Button™* on your computer.
This will mean you can press it if anything makes you scared or unhappy.
- You can also call Childline on: 0800 1111 to talk to someone who can help if you feel worried or scared.
*Hector’s World Safety Button™ is a child-activated safety tool which children can use if something on-screen upsets or worries them. CLICK HERE to find out more.
PARENT INFORMATION LINKS:
For further PARENTAL GUIDANCE AND ADVICE on how to use the internet safely with your child READ MORE HERE: Keeping your child safe online
CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
This is the National Crime Agencies website and is full of useful information for parents and children. IF you have any immediate concerns or online issues CLICK HERE to make a CEOP REPORT
For help and advice on how to setup parental controls by Internet Service Providers (BT, Sky, Plusnet etc) CLICK HERE as well as a wealth of resources on how to help children have a safe and positive time online please to be redirected to the UK SAFER INTERNET CENTRE.
For help with CYBERBULLYING: Advice for Parents on Cyberbullying
For SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDANCE CLICK HERE: Be Safe with Social Media