At Somers Park we take the safety of our pupils very seriously and this includes their safety while they access the internet; we want this approach to online safety to spread to the home online environment too and we are therefore sharing with you some tips and resources to help you guide your children and help you keep up to date in a digital world.
Here are a few useful tip and websites to provide information about how to help you keep your children safe online:
National Online Safety National Online Safety | Keeping Children Safe Online in Education
Our school subscribes to this service and we share their useful parent guides regularly as part of our weekly newsletter. We subscribe to this service which also provides additional access for parents- to find out how to sign up, click on the parent guide below.
National Online Safety Parent User Guide
UK Safer Internet Centre (http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers )
This site advises you to take four steps:
1. Have ongoing conversations with your children about staying safe online
2. Use safety tools on social networks and other online services, eg Facebook privacy settings
3. Decide if you want to use parental controls on your home internet
4. Understand devices and the parental control tools they offer in our Parents' Guide to Technology
Other useful sites:
Think you know: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Primary/
Parent Info Parent Info | From NCA-CEOP and The Parent Zone
Childnet Parents and carers - Childnet
Digizen Digizen - Parents
Remember… The rules and conversations you have now will set the tone for your child’s internet use as they get older.