The following website links provide practical support for your and your child when working online, giving clear reporting routes if you have any concerns whilst online. Age appropriate practical support can be found from the links below:
Childline - for support
UK Safer Internet Centre - to report and remove harmful online content
CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse
You may choose to supplement your child’s learning with support from online companies other than the signposted from school. If you are doing this you should make sure to securing online support from a reputable organisation/individual who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children.
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
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
It is so important to keep your child safe when they are accessing the internet. At home, sometimes children will use the internet with unsupervised access and without the filters that we have at school. This could potentially lead them to access all kinds of things that they didn't intend to.
Crackley Bank Primary School takes the online safety of its children seriously and builds into everyday lessons the need to stay safe online, at all times.
If you need further support as a parent, click the picture below and then click 'Parent or Carer' for further information on how to keep your child safe online.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
We know as a parent it is hard to keep up with all the advances in technology. If you click the picture below you can access a website which has lots of information about how to keep your child safe online.
There are many 'Home Learning Packs' that can be accessed at home. They will link to some of the videos we have on our 'Online Safety' video pages. In these packs you will find ways to address issues with children, and the right questions to ask after they have watched the videos. Click the link below to access the Home Learning Pack.
If your child is getting a new phone or tablet for Xmas, you may wish to consider some monitoring software to keep a parental eye on what they're doing. There are plenty available to download, some are free some you have to pay a small subscription. An article explaining some of the more popular monitoring apps can be seen HERE (https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-parental-control-apps/) .
For advice and instructions on setting up the most popular devices (parental controls, internet filters etc.) see the Internet Matters website HERE (https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/)
If you are buying a new game for your child, make sure you are happy with it first. Just because "everybody else has got it" doesn't mean it's appropriate for your child. Check on the Common Sense Media website first - click HERE (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/)
SNAPCHAT - Be aware that if your snapchat has been updated, then there is a possibility that others can see where you are. The app now has a map facility where it can pin point exactly where you are. Stay safe - change your settings to 'ghost' so others can not see you. You can also change your settings so only certain people can see you.
Click on the following link for more information regarding snapchat - but please be aware that this has not been updated recently - and as tehnology is ever changing we need to research continually about the apps our children are using.