e-Safety for Parents
What is e-Safety?
Being a child today is very different from when we were children! Children today can access the whole wold in the palm of their hands. Whilst exciting and inspiring, children using the internet can also bring worries and dangers. We cannot stop all the bad things in the world, but we can educate our children on how to be safe. As a school, we want to empower parents to know what their children might be exposed to online.
Many children have or have access to a mobile smartphone. Apps such as Snapchat, Whatsapp, Instagram and many more, are becoming a common daily interaction for children. They can be brilliant, but you need to know more about them.
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- UK Safer Internet Centre Parents Page - The European Commission appointed UK Safer Internet Centre is made up of three partners; Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation.
- Need Help? - Information about what to do if a child comes to you for help and advice about how to report online concerns such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content or illegal behaviour.
- A Parent's Guide to Technology - A guide to answer commonly asked questions and introduce some of the most popular devices used by children, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.
- Internet Parental Controls - The four big internet providers - BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls that can be activated at any time.
- Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents - Top tips and conversation starters to help foster carers and adoptive parents get to grips with internet safety, produced by UK Safer Internet Centre.
- Safety Tools on Social Networks and other Online Services - Information and advice on the safety tools, age requirements and terms and conditions for a variety of online services popular with young people.
- Social Network Checklist - Detailed instructions and information on privacy and account settings on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
- Net Aware - A partnership between NSPCC and O2, Net Aware is the most comprehensive source of information about the social media platforms children use.
- Childnet Parents and Carers - Key advice, information on reporting and detailed information on a range of e-safety topics.
- Supporting Young People Online - ChildNet have produced an excellent resource, available in multiple languages, with information and advice for parents and carers on supporting young people online.
- Keeping Young Children Safe Online - Top tips for parents and carers for keeping young children safe online.
- Online Gaming - Childnet’s guide contains helpful advice and information on supporting children and young people playing games online.
- Young People and Social Network Sites - Aims to help parents understand the positive and creative ways young people are using social networking spaces
- Internet Watch Foundation - The UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content.
- InternetMatters.org - a not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to help keep children safe in the digital world.
- Safer Internet Day - Celebrated annually and globally, Safer Internet Day day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) - A police agency tackling child abuse on the internet. This website includes a unique facility that enables parents and young people to make reports of actual or attempted abuse online.
- Think U Know - A CEOP website containing information for children and parents, as well as a link for children to report abuse online.
- NSPCC - If you have concerns about the safety of a child then contact the NSPCC
helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email email@example.com.
CyberSmile (Pre-Teen Pages) - CyberSmile provide a whole host of Cyberbullying resources for parents, including direct support, a parent information pack, Stop Cyberbullying Day, and more.
Family Lives - A national family support charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.
True Vision - Online content which incites hatred on the grounds of race, religion and sexual orientation can be reported to True Vision; a UK website set up to tackle all forms of hate crime, including those on the grounds of disability and transgender identity.
Filters and parental controls may not be the complete answer to keeping children safe online, but they are undoubtedly the first line of defence. It's now possible to set filters on your broadband, your devices and your applications. Here, from Internet Matters, is what you need to know.
Thank you to those parents who were able to join us for our e-safety parent workshop and coffee morning. The morning was led by our e-team and WiBird.
We will be running more events in the future, so please look out for dates and information.
In the meantime, the presentaions and handouts from the morning will be available for you to download soon...