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Online Safety for Parents

It is important to us that students understand that they must use all online platforms in a safe manner. As technology is evolving at a rapid pace, our PSHE and Computer Science curriculums constantly remind students of safe behaviours and reporting concerns. Whilst we keep students up to date and remind them of how to stay safe online, it is imperative that parents / guardians support this in order to protect their children and keep them safe online. The internet has a wealth or resources, but like the real world, there are also risks. As parents / guardians, it is imperative that you understand how your child(ren) use(s) the internet.  

The following advice from Think you Know Reminds us all how to stay safe online by being SMART -

  

We have selected some useful guides for parents and carers below to support you to support your children. These are created National Online Safety.  

What parents and carers need to know about..... 

Potentially dangerous Apps parents need to know about

Online Grooming  Healthy habits Online  TikTok 
Instagram  Spotify  Ipads 
Group Chats  Building Cyber Resilience at home  Artificial intelligence  
Setting up Apps  Omegle  Telegram
Money-Muling OMETV W-APP
Setting Boundaries Around Gaming WhatsApp Among-Us
EA Sports FC 24 Disney+ Parental Controls on New Devices
     

Supporting children with upsetting content

It is never too late for a child or parent to report any concerns.

If you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with your child online:  www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre   

Report Harmful Content is a national reporting centre that has been designed to assist everyone in reporting harmful content online: https://reportharmfulcontent.com/     

 

Useful links:

SWGFL                                                         

Childnet                                                     

Safer Devon                                                

NSPCC Parental Controls             

O2 E-Safety                                                    

UK Safer Internet centre