Keeping Children Safe Online
At Priory Primary School the children use a range of computing devices on a regular basis, including accessing the internet, to enhance the children’s learning. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' lessons, activities and assemblies to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
Here are some top tips and useful links to websites to help give you some tips to keep your children safe online at home:
Top Tips to tell your child!
Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
You can also call ‘Childline’ on: 0800 1111 to talk to someone who can help.
Top tips for us all to remember!
Don’t make it something they will want to hide
The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.
You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?.
Talk to your child about who they’re talking to online and encourage them to think before talking to people they don’t know in person. Encourage them also to think about what sort of information they might be sharing. This might include gaming devices where they can play with people beyond their home.
Try to understand and guide your child’s online behaviour - negotiating and establishing boundaries and discussing sensitively the issues around concepts such as ‘friendship’.
Familiarise yourself with any programmes or websites your child’s shows an interest in.