E-Safety - Information for Parents

It is Safer Internet Day today - 09.02.2021

The theme for 2021 is “An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world”.
Below are some useful websites most have free resources to support parents/carers and practitioners in guiding children’s safety online.
www.saferinternet.org.uk: UK Safer Internet has many free resources to support the age 3-7 age group including a video of “digiduck” who believes what he read on the internet and got his homework wrong- it gives advice on how to check facts.
www.nspcc.org.uk: National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children also has resources for safeguarding children online- did you know that Instagram was the most used platform in child grooming crimes during lockdown April-June 2020?
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre also has useful free resources.
https://www.childnet.com/ Childnet has useful free resources for parents and children.
https://www.skipseducational.org/safety-net/ Buy into a package of training support for staff and parents to help the support their children online.

 

Online safety is a very important matter.

Please take a look at this video and information about this subject and if you have any questions or concerns ask a member off staff. We will be able to answer you or put you in touch with someone who can.

The following links provide very thorough information about child safety online.

 

Smartie the Penguin - An online safety story for 3 to 7 year olds. Join in with Mummy Penguin's song and follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet. the first version of the story covers the following 3 themes;

1. Pop ups and in app purchasing 

2. Inappropriate websites for older children

3. Cyberbullying

The second version of the story covers the follwoing 3 themes; 

1. Upsetting images

2. Unreliable information

3. Talking to strangers online

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