Children start using computers from a very early age and are increasingly using the Internet more and more whether it is at home, in school, on their mobile phones or on a games console. With this in mind, Internet Safety and knowing how to help protect children and young people online is essential.
Think U Know
Just as you want to keep your child safe in the real world, you will want to do the same in the virtual world. THINK-U-KNOW is a great website. Educating yourself, about online safety, will enable you to educate your child on how to keep safe and give them the tools they need to navigate their online world without being hurt.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works to protect children from harm online and offline, directly through CEOP led operations in partnership with local and international agencies. Their website offers further support in how and when to make use of this report function.
Online Safety Links
Below are a few more links to some very useful information regarding e-safety for parents, carers, children and teachers:
Helpline for children, information for parents and carers particularly around online bullying. A good name to use with the KS2 children when talking about ways of getting help.
Publish regular reports on media and internet use but also have links to other resources too.
Digiduck’s Big Decision – http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/teachers/ks1/digiduck.aspx
Resources for families and teachers
Good rules for KS2 children
Information and resources for young people, families and teachers
Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)
A site about good digital parenting with lots of information and resources
Can I be your friend?
Opera trailer film about social network behaviour – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDycZH0CA4I
South West Grid for Learning (SWGFL)
Online Safety Services for schools. Advice, information, policies etc.
UK Safer Internet Centre
Resources and information for Teachers
Professionals helpline too…
Promotes Safer Internet Day (2-2-2 – second day, second week, second month) http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2016
360 DEGREE SAFE
Online e-Safety review tool for schools.
North West Pacific Tree Octopus
Boiler Plate the Nineteenth Century Robot
Good sites to show children to discuss the information age and if you can trust websites?
PureSight Online Child Safety
Advice and support for families and professionals
Anti-bullying alliance UK
Resources and research
Oxfordshire County Council
Cyberbullying information and national guidance for schools
Kent e-Safety Strategy Group
Resources and policies for schools and teachers
Information for educators, parents and students about how to become responsible Digital Citizens including resources to support cyberbullying issues (mainly for secondary)
A fun site for young people!
CBBC Stay Safe
Information for kids
The Carnegie Cyber Academy
Online e-Safety game
Share Aware campaign – nude selfies – resources for families