Internet Safety Guidance
The internet is a wonderful learning tool and we encourage our children to use it safely in school. At home, there are things that you can do to ensure that your child uses the internet safely and to help them learn how to do this for themselves in a fun way. At the ‘thinkuknow’ website, there is advice and support for parents and carers, as well as games to teach e-safety for children aged 5-7, 8-10 and 11-16.
It contains all the latest information for young people on popular websites, mobiles and new technology. They can find out what’s good, what’s not and what they can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home.
The NSPCC have a campaign to help parents keep their children safe online called Share Aware. The Share Aware campaign aims to give parents the tools to feel confident to have conversations with their children about how to keep safe. The campaign directs parents to a range of new resources, including Net Aware, a simple NSPCC guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use; and also includes 2 cartoon style information clips.
Know IT All is another useful website, which aims to help educate parents, teachers and young people about safe and positive use of the internet.
A downloadable Parents Guide entitled ‘Learning Disabilities, Autism and Internet Safety’ is available from Cerebra, a charity supporting children with brain related conditions.
Additional useful websites for parents and children to learn about being safe online are:
In school the children are protected via internet filtering tools in conjunction with BwD council. This is overseen by our Senior ICT Services Manager Bill Trezise.
In school, we run occasional parent carer workshops on e-safety, please visit the relevant section of the website to view current the training schedule. If you would like any specific advice or support about keeping a young person safe on the internet, we are happy to help in school.