Digital safety has become an increasing concern for parents and schools over the last year as young people have had to spend more and more time online. There are many ways we can protect young people and now, more than ever, we need to be even more vigilant about their access to online platforms and social media Apps.
To help with this we have included a link for a fantastic website that gives you detailed information about each App, including the age it is appropriate for, what harmful content may be included and what parental controls it may have. It also has a useful guide about different ways you can add your own parental controls. We found this website very useful and a bit of an eye opener about everyday Apps we think are relatively safe. Please take some time to explore the website below so we can keep our children safe.
Computers and technology can be lots of fun. While online you can learn new things, talk to your friends and play games. Sometimes though things can happen online that make you upset or worry you. People may say mean things which make you feel sad, or you may see something that you don’t like. It is very important that you are safe whilst you are on the computer and know what to do if you feel scared or threatened in anyway.
If this happens, you must remember it’s not your fault.
TELL AN ADULT YOU TRUST if you are upset or worried about something that has happened to you.
They can help you to report it to us at CEOP. https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
If you feel in immediate danger phone 999 to speak to the police. They will make sure you are safe.
If you are in KS1 you can find out more by going to http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/
If you are in KS2 you can find out more by going to http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/
You can learn more about them by clicking this link.http://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary
Here are some fun websites, videos and games to help you stay safe online.
National Online Safety
The website below contains useful information and resources on how to stay safe online, including social media. All information can be found under the #WakeUpWednesday page: