Tiktok....Fortnite....Whats APP....Instagram....Zoom....it's a changing world in which we live and in which our children are growing up in. Internet Safety is a hugely important issue in our society where the internet is now so widely used, especially when your children are now more able than ever to communicate using smartphones, tablets and computers at home.
The resources below have been designed to guide parents through what we can all do to support our children (and ourselves!) online. If you need any help, advice or support please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The resources below come from Think U Know
Tik Tok Info for parents
WhatsAPP Info for parents
Facebook Info for parents
Group Chats Info for parents
Fortnite Info for parents
When teaching the children about the importance of being safe online, we use resources from the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL). These SWGfL lesson plans, activities and resources are focused around key cross-curricular categories including privacy and security, our digital footprint, self-image identity, relationships communication, information literacy, cyberbullying and internet safety.
To see the SWGfL topic overviews in more detail, please click here.
The presentation below was taken from an information evening for parents. The slides and internet / video links are all contained with this presentation. Please note that some of the video clips are aimed at teenage children and adults.
Other Useful Resources
If you would like to have a look at some other useful information, please follow the links below....
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is a great source of information. This site is used as part of our programme of whole school assemblies focusing on internet safety. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet
Safety Detectives. This guide features what children do online, the threat of online strangers and how to ensure a healthy balance between Internet use, your children’s online privacy, digital security, and lots more on online safety
Parent Zone can keep you up to date with current APPS, advice on use of devices and online guides.
The NSPCC have a wealth of information on their website. They also have a dedicated helpline to provide parents with advice and support https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/