RESOURCES AND ADVICE
School closure due to Coronavirus pandemic: Students will be working independently using online resources to a considerable extent. It is very important that they take steps to keep themselves safe. The Safer Internet Day guidance below is a good place to start and there are lots of links to help on this page.
Safer Internet Day 2020 - guidance for safety online
30th March 2020: The Department for Education has identified these resources as being of particular value in supporting parents and carers in ensuring that their children are safe online:
Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
Starting secondary school? A guide to online safety can be found here
Useful videos from CEOP
Online safety presentation from Parents/Carers meeting November 2017
Fantastic new app which enables parents to control and monitor their child's internet access.... http://ourpact.com/
A very useful key source of advice is the ParentInfo site....
BBC Webwise is part of the BBC website with help & support for all aspects of internet safety.
CEOP - ‘The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’, has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent.
UK Safer Internet Centre: “The Parents Guide to Technology' has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly”.
Know IT All website.- Parents section: The site contains information about positive ways young people are using different technologies, what the risks are to users and it outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies.
Google: A guide to show parents how they can protect your family online.
Vodafone: The 'Digital Parenting Guide'
“Read about the very latest technology and challenges in our new magazine - our Expert View articles, ‘How to’ guides and Take Action checklists will help you to stay up-to-date and feel more confident about getting involved.”
The latest edition of Vodafone's Digital Parenting magazine is now available at the following link:
This is an excellent free publication to assist parents in protecting their children from online threats.
'A Parent's Guide to Facebook' from ConnectSafely.org.
YouTube Safety Centre - http://www.youtube.com/yt/policyandsafety/safety.html