January 2021 - Lockdown
Alongside this they have released new videos for parents and carers exploring the positives and the risks of sharing images online and offering practical advice on:
- What they can do to reduce risks and
- How they can seek help if they're concerned about an image that's been shared.
Screen time and boosting digital resilience
CEOPs surveys have shown that screen time has been a key concern for many parents and carers over the lockdown period.
However, high-quality screen time can offer opportunities for learning, staying connected and boosting digital resilience.
Child online safety during lockdown
Parent help Sheet - While school is closed, here’s what you can do to keep your child stay safe while they are learning and having fun online.
Child online safety during lockdown: where to report - With children spending more time on the Internet during lockdown, it's more important than ever for parents and carers and their children to know the best reporting and support routes, should they be worried about something online.
Resources to use with different age groups at home
Jessie and friends videos and books for 4-7 year oldsThis series of three animations aims to give 4-7 year olds knowledge, skills and confidence to help them respond safely to risks they may encounter online.
Home activity packs for ages 4-5Simple 15 minute activities to do with your child
Home activity packs for ages 5-7Simple 15 minute activities to do with your child
Home activity packs for ages 8-10Simple 15 minute activities to do with your child
Home activity packs for ages 11-13Simple 15 minute activities to do with your child. With transition to secondary these resources may be appropriate for Year 6
Websites for more information
Please click on the icon to go to the relevant site
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox 360 settings, Blackberry settings, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. They are well worth a read and some are attached below for you to download.
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
We value ICT within our school and encourage our children to experience different ways of accessing mobile technology using iPads, Kindles, Chrome books and laptops.
The safety of our children is of paramount importance and something that we monitor and revisit regularly. We also work closely with the school's external technicians to ensure that we are up to date with current advice and practice.
To assist parents in protecting children when accessing the Internet at home, we have added some documents below that contain useful information on how to keep your children safe, tips on how to initiate conversations around the subject of online Safety and specific advice about online gaming.
UK Safer Internet Centre - find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children to stay safe on the internet.
NSPCC NET Aware - your guide to the social networks your children use.
CEOP Thinkuknow - Fiind the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too. Importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
Common Sense Media - A US not for profit organisation that provides independent reviews , age ratings and other information about movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books and music.
Ask About Games - Specific advice, blogs and online guides about gaming including information about PEGI ratings and content descriptors which support users in understanding content in games.
PEGI - PEGI lables appear on the front and back of computer and video games,this website has useful guides to the lables and ratings.
Safe Search Kids - tells you how to implement parental controls on YouTube.
Childnet - A great website with areas for children, parents and teachers.
For ideas on creating a family IT policy click here.
BBC Horrible Histories:Prudish Victorians - Don't Lie about your Age Online
If you do experience harmful content online, use this link to support you through reporting process:
CEOP Internet Safety
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: What is cyber-bullying?
A: Cyber bullying is any form of bullying which takes place online or through smartphones and tablets. Social networking sites, messaging apps, gaming sites and chat rooms such as Facebook, XBox Live, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and other chat rooms can be great fun and a positive experience.
Q: My child is being cyber-bullied at school. What should I do?
A: Please inform the school office of the incident, providing as much detail as possible.
Q: My child is being cyber-bullied outside of school. What should I do?
A: Please report the incident to the local police or to CEOP using the link above. Please also inform the school office that this has been completed so that we are aware of the situation.