Online Safety for Parents
In school we have a filtered web-site and children are always supervised when on computers. We are also able to run checks to see what sites pupils have, or tried to access. We therefore teach them how to keep safe on-line when they are at home or with friends where they have independent access to digital technology in many ways. This needs reinforcing as much as possible at home please.
The internet for many parents can be a daunting place but to our children it is a necessity of life. Access to the internet has never been so vast and continues to spread with the increasing popularity of tablets devices and access through mobile phones. To support you in protecting your child online there are some useful links below to sites with tips and guidance:
CEOP (Child On-Line Protection) Parents Area
This site offers advice and guidance for all types of online behaviours be it on line gaming, social networking, sharing and much more. Your children will be familiar with the child version of this site as it used in school you could perhaps ask them to help you with navigating through it.
A Parents’ Guide to Facebook
Would you know whether your son/ daughters profile is set to public or private? Would you know how to check? Do you know what POS stands for when children are online chatting (Parent Over Shoulder)? Do you know what Phishing is? Facebook is very popular amongst young people (and many adults) this guide is produced annually to keep parents up to date with tips for keeping their children safe when using Facebook and informing them of the latest trends for Facebook usage.
Cyberbullying is becoming more prevalent amongst children and young people when they are online, particularly as the popularity of online gaming continues to increase. To help parents deal with any incidents of cyberbullying or if you think your child maybe a victim of online bullying there is advice and guidance for you as a parent and how to deal with such scenarios.
Share, Take Care: tips for parents
This short guide will help you to make sure your teen stays safe and happy online.
Kind of Digital: quick guides
Quick guides are simple one page documents that explain social technology to the uninitiated