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Online Safety

The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. This page contains guides and tips to help you to keep your child safe online. We teach online safety every day in school as a vital life skill. Our whole school approach to online safety helps ensure staff, governors and parents are able to teach children about staying safe when using internet technologies. It also helps make sure pupils themselves know how to behave responsibly online. Riviera Education Trust schools are committed to making sure that pupils make good choices.

 

Remember we are always available for you at school to help advise and support.  

 

If you are concerned or worried about a child's safety you can also click on the CEOP link button below to report or get help online.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                   Look out for our Bee Safe reminder logo around school 

Our School Pupil Acceptable Use Agreement

Acceptable Use Policy for our Upper School Pupils

Lesson slides for using iPads for learning safely

Online Safety Websites for Children

 

Parents and Carers: Please spend time exploring these websites with your children.

 

     Childline 0800 1111

This link contains advice and information for children and young people. There are safe forums where you can discuss any worries that you have and a link to enable you to talk directly to a professional who can help you. Remember that you should also speak to any of the adults in school who are also able to help you.

     Create Videos and Games 

There are lots of great things to do in the Play section – you can play games, watch videos, try out the creative tools and get involved with ChildLine.   

   BBC OWN IT

Learn from DanTDM about Vlogging, create your own games and even your own special FX makeup.

    CBBC StaySafe

Watch the comedy Horrible History crew videos to learn about the importance of privacy settings, downloading dangers and more.

   Childnet

Spend some reading DigiDuck's story, meet Smartie the Penguin and the Pirate Smart Crew.  

     ThinkUKnow

Visit ThinkuKnow for children and parents of all ages!

 Family Rules 

 

Conversation starters and a Family Internet Use Agreement to help you talk about staying safe online and keep stay safe rules.

 

Please remind your children about these important messages:

  • Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
  • Remember our SMART rules at all times. 
  • Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are worried about someone’s online behaviour towards you.

 

 

 

 

 

Online Safety Websites for Parents, Carer and Adults

(Please be aware that we have no control of the content that you may find on external websites)

 

The Internet has become part of our everyday lives and is now easier to access then ever before.

Use of the Internet can also have risks. Young people are more at risk of exposure to inappropriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the dangers.

These dangers include:

  • viewing unsuitable content e.g. hate material, adult content, sites that endorse unhealthy behaviour
  • giving out personal information
  • arranging to meet an online 'friend'
  • becoming involved in, or the victim of, bullying, identity theft, or making and sending indecent or illegal images
  • spending too much time online (internet addiction), which can effect concentration, sleep and health
  • copying information from the Internet or buying work from other people to use as their own.

The links below are for your information, but also to share with your children if you feel that they are appropriate. Keep an eye on our school Twitter feed for regular online safety updates too. 

 

  

 Digizen  Cyberbullying film
'Let's fight it together' Cyberbullying film. What we can all do to prevent cyberbullying.
(Some viewers may find this film upsetting -  it is not for young children)

     UK Safer Internet Centre 

For online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

 

    Childnet
A non-profit organisation working with others to 'help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.'

 

 

                    

 

Stay up to date with the latest games and app checkers on the icons above 

     Share Aware
A range of videos and guides to help your child safely navigate the online world.

 

        CEOP
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children.

 

 

How we protect the pupils accessing Social Networking 

 

Social networking and personal publishing on our school sites.

The school will control access to social networking sites, and consider how to educate pupils in their safe use. 
Newsgroups will be blocked unless a specific use is approved. 
Pupils will be advised never to give out personal details of any kind which may identify them, their friends or their location. 
Pupils and parents will be advised that the use of social network spaces outside school brings a range of dangers for primary aged pupils. 

 

Which social media services are age restricted?

WhatsApp have just announced a change to their terms and conditions for users based in Europe. Users will now need to be 16 to use WhatsApp.

Nearly all other social media services require users to be at least 13 years of age to access and use their services. This includes Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Musical.ly and Skype.

Whilst there is no age restriction for watching videos on YouTube, users need to be 13 or older to have their own YouTube account (enabling them to subscribe to other channels, like videos, post comments, share their own content and flag inappropriate content).

 

Simple ways for staying up-to-date with what your child is doing online

 

 

You might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?

 

•Think about how you guide your family in the real world and use the parenting skills you already have, such as showing an interest in their lives and the company they keep, to do the same in the digital world.

•Try out the technologies your child enjoys. Download some of their music and have a go at games they like.

•Talk to friends and family about how they manage their children's digital lives.

•Remind older siblings that websites they use may not be suitable for younger brothers and sisters.

•Make digital issues part of everyday conversation. Use news stories or things that have happened to people you to know to raise subjects like cyberbullying, sexting and copyright infringement by downloading music or films you haven’t paid for.

•When you're talking about bullying, sex and relationships and other issues, don't forget to include the online aspects.

•Ask your child about whether the issues they face are different online and offline.

•Don't be afraid to set boundaries and rules. Children may complain but research shows they respond to this.

•Talk to your child about their controlling their online reputation by thinking before they post or share anything.

 

 

 

Shiphay Parents and Carers Online Safety Briefing 2019

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