Young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are.
It offers many educational and social experiences for young people and gives them access to a world of information and opportunities.
We understand that much of our pupil’s use of the internet will occur at home, away from the school filters. Just as you would protect your child in the real world, it is important to provide them with the skills and knowledge to stay safe online, making sure they understand the risks and can make sensible and informed choices. This will allow them to make the most of the internet, while staying safe, particularly from people who may try to exploit them.
Below is a list of useful websites, advice and resources that you might find helpful when navigating the issue of online safety with your child:
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking on the link below.
The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading organisations: Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL, with one mission – to make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people.
Parents Guide to technology - Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online
The NSPCC are the first to admit that the internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? That’s where the NSPCC come in. Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, their tools and advice will help you keep your child safe. Tips for parental controls, online well-being and a safety newsletter to sign up to.
TALK Checklist Resource - Talk, Agree, Learn, Know
The IWF is a not-for-profit organisation that works towards the global elimination of child sexual abuse images and videos online. We help to make the internet a safer place for children and adults across the world.
Internet Matters advice by age group:
A comprehensive web resource with a wide array of tips and advice on how to navigate the online world with your child. Some of their guidance we attach below but you can find even more by visiting the link.
0-5 years old https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/0-5/#new
6-10 years old https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/6-10/#new
11- 13 years old https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/11-13/
O2 Parent Resources
O2 Statement: At O2, we want everyone to safely enjoy the web, and so we've created resources to help parents regularly discuss online safety with their children. This empowers families to confidently explore the digital world.