E-safety

/docs/Primary_Parents_E-safety-_January_2019-handouts.ppt (click for the slides from the parents' meeting)

 

Advice from NSPCC: (Downloadable here: /docs/how-to-keep-your-child-safe-online_-_NSPCC.pdf

 

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Top tips for staying safe online: 

1)      Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)      Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once you’ve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.

3)      Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4)      Never give out your passwords

5)      Don’t befriend people you don’t know

6)      Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

7)      Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)      Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)      Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude

10)   If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.

Links to useful websites about e-safety: 

  • 1) UK Council for Internet Safety https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-council-for-internet-safety -  This website has useful resources for schools and parents to help keep children safe online.
  • 2) UK Chief Medical Officers’ advice for parents and carers on children and young people’s screen and social media use, published February 2019
  • 3) Internet Matters (https://www.internetmatters.org) – a not-for-profit organisation set up to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. Their support for parents includes a range of downloadable guides covering subjects such as transition to secondary school, Vlogging & livestreaming, online gaming and cyberbullying.
  • 4) NSPCC - includes a range of resources to help parents keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
  • 5) Parent Zone - offers a range of resources for families, to help them meet the challenges of the digital age, including parent guides on the latest digital trends and platforms. https://parentzone.org.uk/
  • 6) https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ - Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
  • 7) BBC Own It – Support for young people to take control of their online life, including help and advice, skills and inspiration on topics such as friendships and bullying, safety and self-esteem. https://www.bbc.com/ownit
  • 8) Childline – includes information for pupils on various aspects of online safety https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/