The school has a long-standing commitment to promoting Internet Safety in the school and increasingly when children are out of school.
More and more parents are becoming aware of the issues and ask for our advice or to be pointed in the right direction to find more information. This page aims to try and put some of that important information in one place.
Please click here to access the Social Media Library, which contains details on 133 different social media platforms that can be used by young people. Hopefully you can use this document as a reference if you are worried about how your child may be using the internet.
The Click Clever, Click Safe campaign has been organised by UKCCIS, a new body concerned with e-safety set up by the DCSF and 150 other organisations as well as individuals.
The site has a wealth of information
Many parents have been asking about Social Networking Sites …..which ones are ‘safe’, what children can do on them etc.
Digizen is a government website which has a lot of information for adults and children on these different social networking sites, with detailed evalautions of them.
You can download copies of all of their reports and documents but the Internet is changing rapidly all the time and it is a good idea to revisit these sites to keep up to date.
Other bodies providing advice, additional information, guidance and activities for children:
Think U Know
A CEOP site
CBBC Stay Safe
As a parent, you might want to look at the Hector Protector site in New Zealand, sponsored by a charity called Netsafe.
Visit Hector’s World:
They have developed the Hector button, which you download and install onto your computer and it will float on the screen. Children can press the button whenever they come across anything on the net which they find upsetting or worrying.
Microsoft online safety and security centre
Microsoft offers advice on Internet Safety when using their products. The Resources tab will take you a range of printable advice sheets.
Google has some excellent advice
Links to additional Websites which may help Parents with E-Safety
Kidsmart, SMART rules
for children, from CEOP
Internet Watch Foundation
Phone Pay Plus
Childnet, Know It All