Staying Safe Online

At St Andrew’s C of E Primary School we take internet safety very seriously. As a Microsoft Showcase School, it is embedded in our curriculum and discussed often. We have a special internet safety week at the beginning of the year, every year and focus on the theme of Safer Internet Day that is celebrated every February.

 

It can become difficult to keep track of all the sites and apps your child uses, especially as they get older and progress through school.

 

The Safer Internet website states;

"You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child stay safe online. Our advice and resources are here to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively."

 

 

It is really important that school and home work collaboratively to help support children’s use of the internet. Here are some key websites of using the internet, for parents to find out more information.


Staying safe on the internet:

Is my child safe online? Parent’s questions answered | Barnardo's (barnardos.org.uk)

Keeping children safe online | NSPCC

Parents Protect - Internet Safety

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Phones:

A study by Childwise identified that a staggering 91% of children aged 11 years old own a mobile phone.

https://saferinternet.org.uk/guide-and-resource/parents-and-carers/phones

The Parent's Guide to Mobile Phone Health & Safety for Kids - Premier Education (premier-education.com)

Giving your child a mobile phone | Family Lives

Microsoft Word - Mobile Telephones Advice for Parents.docx (broughtonhall.com)


Laptops:

https://saferinternet.org.uk/guide-and-resource/parents-and-carers/laptops

Guide to Introducing Kids to Laptops | Higher Ground Gear (hggear.com)

Use Parental Controls to Keep Your Child Safe | NSPCC


Game consoles:

https://saferinternet.org.uk/guide-and-resource/parents-and-carers/games-consoles

NYSCP (safeguardingchildren.co.uk)

Setting up gaming consoles | Parent Zone | At the heart of digital family life

Gaming: what parents and carers need to know (thinkuknow.co.uk)


Tablets:

https://saferinternet.org.uk/guide-and-resource/parents-and-carers/tablets

When to Introduce Your Child to a Tablet | Higher Ground Gear (hggear.com)

Internet safety advice for parents for first time tablet use (webwise.ie)


Social media:

https://saferinternet.org.uk/guide-and-resource/social-media-guides

UKCIS Social media guide for parents and carers - Internet Matters

Social media | NSPCC

A parent’s guide to being social online this December (thinkuknow.co.uk)