Ms K Goodfellow (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Email: [email protected]
We have an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) in place that outlines to you and your children safe working practices for computers and the internet. If your child is upset by anything they have viewed on the Internet, or are the subject of bullying at school you should contact the school immediately to discuss the matter. If you have any questions or concerns about your child using the internet or other technology, please feel free to email Ms Goodfellow who will be happy to advise wherever possible.
What can you do to help as a parent?
You could also read the #DITTO Online safety magazine from the eSafety advisor Alan Mackenzie. Alan’s newsletters are available from his website. Alan and his contributors discuss subjects including cyberbullying, live Streaming, sanctions and rewards and the popular apps. In #DITTO JUNIOR there are also articles from children and young people. #DITTO magazine
Google Family Safety
Gives information about how to stay safe whilst using Google products, including enabling Safe Search on Google and Safety Mode on YouTube. Also includes information on how to report inappropriate content.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
An excellent site providing information on child abuse and other related issues. Parents and children are able to report attempts at grooming to the global taskforce. If you have any concerns at all please use the above link. There is a wealth of advice on how to deal with abuse, parental controls on any device, the dangers of the different apps your child uses and much more.
A non profit organisation working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”. The site contains excellent Internet safety information for parents and children and each year runs an ‘Internet Safety Day’
Advice on what to do if you think your child is being bullied.
Facebook Family Safety Centre
An official site from Facebook to help you and your children stay safe whilst using the social network.
A guide to common social media platforms
Twitter Safety Tips
A page from Twitter’s help centre to help you and your children stay safe whilst using the social network
The file directory below contains a wealth of resources to help with keeping your child safe online.
SAFER SCHOOLS App
The video and documents below offer guidance on how to download and use the SAFER SCHOOLS App. Safer Schools helps entire school communities to better protect themselves in the Digital World, through delivering contemporary and relevant safeguarding information to teachers, pupils, parents and carers.
Finally, don’t let the above information put you off letting your child use the Internet, the benefits far outweigh the dangers. It’s just a balance between keeping them safe and not making them afraid.