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E-Safety - how to help at home

Be aware of your child’s internet use - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home or encourage your child to use tablets and smart phones in shared areas, so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online. Know your child’s passcodes and passwords, and set up parent controls of their internet access.

Social Media – Many apps and games allow children to connect with each other, but allow children to connect with strangers too. All social media and messaging apps should be used cautiously and under your guidance. Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Tumblr and Snapchat have a minimum age limit, usually of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them as they do not offer the correct levels of protection.

Explore e-safety sites – There is a wealth of information about e-safety for parents and for children. These are some of the websites that we recommend you view and review regularly as e-safety information and resources are updated frequently.

Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the internet.

Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5-16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).

Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.

Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.

NSPCC Share Aware Campaign

A Parents' Guide to being Share Aware