At Newall Green Primary School, we recognise the importance of the Internet in children's lives. It allows them to access infomation, learn more about the world around them and communicate with their friends and children across the world. Unfortunately though, there are times when the Internet can be a dangerous place for children. We feel that it is vital that we educate children about these potential dangers and teach them how to use the Internet safely.
The Internet opens up the world to children and young people. It allows for many wonderful educational and learning opportunities. In addition to useful education tools on the Internet, a great deal of content also exists that is not appropriate for children. We hope that this information will support you in keeping your children safe in this digital world.
Should you have any questions or concerns about ESafety, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of school staff.
Priory Parent's Guide to Staying Safe Online - Children use apps, some of which do pose certain risks. As a parent, it is important to be fully aware of these dangers and understand the best ways for your child to be spending time on smartphones and tablets without it impacting their health and wellbeing.
How to Keep Children Safe on Youtube - Advice from the Safety Decetives
A Guide to Keeping Children Safe Online (for non techy parents)
Totally Home eSafety Parents Guide - Guide to everything from social media through to child grooming.
The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet - In this comprehensive guide,eight areas are outlined that you should pay attention to as you navigate this complex online world. Depending on the ages of your children, not all of it will apply to you. Think of it not only as guidelines for what you should do now but what you should pay attention to as your children grow.
Cyber Bullying Guide: For Parents, Children & Schools - Cyberbullying, or online bullying, can happen anywhere at any time but fortunately, there are ways you can safeguard your children from online threats. This guide will help you to understand what cyberbullying is and what you can do about it.
Internet MattersWhatever their age, we can help you to find out more about what your children might be doing online and give you some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible.
Keeping children safe online - Parent’s questions answered | Barnardo's (barnardos.org.uk) - guide with useful information and videos to support parents and carers at home.
Keeping children safe online | NSPCC - guide with useful information and videos to support parents and carers at home.
'Think U Know?'
Find the latest information on sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what's good, What's not and what you can do about it. Features advice specifically aimed at children.
E-Safety for Primary Schools - With internet safety now part of the primary curriculum, we know that teachers and other educators need reliable resources to use during lessons. We can also help you keep parents informed and ensure they continue the conversation at home.
CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
The CEOP website features a range of advice on using new technology and how to report abuse.
Virgin Media O2 experts have created a children’s internet safety test to help build awareness for parents and children of all ages to ensure they are better protected online. https://www.virginmedia.com/blog/online-safety/childrens-internet-safety-test
In the UK, a reported 22% of children and young people claim to have been the target of cyberbullying making this one of the most important new areas of behaviour to understand and to equip schools, carers and young people with the ability to respond. On this area of the Digizen website we outline the three major areas of the advice, Understanding, Preventing and Responding; and provided links to current resources.
What is Social Networking?
A new report has been launched which, for the first time, provides teachers with a comprehensive guide to social networking services such as Facebook, Snapchat & Tik Tok.
Check out digizen.org
Openview offer Internet Safety Guides for Parents
A Comprehensive Cyberbullying Guide for Parents - American site, but contains lots of useful information and strategies. Can be translated in to many languages.