Our pupils are growing up in a world surrounded by technology. The use of technology, including the internet, is an integral element of life and therefore forms an important part of our learning in school.
The use of technology can have a positive impact in our lives but we cannot ignore the risks that can be associated. It is our duty to teach our children the importance being safe online and to provide them with the skills to do this themselves.
In school, we use a filtering system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. We also have regular activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. We would like this message of safe exploration of technology to continue at home where children have access to a wide variety of devices such as mobile phones and games consoles. To help with this, we have collated some of the best guides and information to support you.
Staying Safe Online
The NSPCC have top tips on various different aspects of online safety such as online games, parental controls, internet connected devices:
The internet matters link has a variety of different leaflets that are age specific:
Unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety for the whole family:
Creators of Safer Internet Day they provide updated guides on almost all areas of digital safety:
BBC Own It
The BBC has a brilliant section on all aspects of online gaming and social media. It is suitable for both adults and children. Can you pass the Online Safety Quiz?
National Safety Online Guides
The National Online Safety webpage contains many more guides to follow. You can browse and search all their guides here: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides