Safer Internet Day
Tuesday 6th February 2018
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation. The slogan for this year is:
“Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.
To find out more information and ways that you and your child can get involved, please visit the link below
Young people have access to the Internet from many places, home, school, friends’ homes, libraries and in many cases mobile phones. Schools have a number of services to help ensure that curriculum use is safe and appropriate, however, access out of school does not usually have these services and has a range of risks associated with its use.
Schools are ideally placed to help young people learn to become e-safe. We aim to ensure safe internet use by pupils in school, but also, through working with our families, while on-line at home.
These sites will help you to keep your children e-safe:
Kids Smart http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/
A downloadable PowerPoint presentation for parents.
Childnet International http://www.childnet.com/resources/know-it-all-for-parents
Information and resources to help parents keep their children safe online.
http://parentinfo.org/ is a site for schools and parents. The parent zone's work has focussed on the impact of digigtal technologies on families.
Social media checklists https://swgfl.org.uk/products-services/esafety/resources
NSPCC Share Aware https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/ On-line Safety Advice from the NSPCC - including guidance on apps and games - as well as Parents Guide to Minecraft.
http://InternetMatters.org is a portal dedicated to making sure all parents are only a click away from advice, tips and support about online safety.
The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet - https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-ultimate-parent-guide-for-child-internet/ Whilst this site talks about US statistics -patterns are similar in UK - What parents can do is good advice