Internet Safety

The internet is like a magician’s hat. It’s full of exciting thing to discover and kids love it. But while they seem to know what they’re doing, sometimes their parents don’t – and that can be a worry.  That’s why the NSPCC and O2 have partnered to help parents keep their kids safe online.

A Parent’s Guide to Dealing with ‘Sexting’  It can turn into every parent’s worst nightmare – their child taking explicit or inappropriate pictures of themselves, sharing them with others via the internet or their mobile phone and losing control of the image in the process. This guidance will help parents work through how to deal with the incident and how to take control.

In school we regularly talk about internet safety issues.   Each child was given their own copy of the SMART Internet Safety Code.

This months issue contains a Digital Resillience Toolkit for Parents.

Please find links below to useful websites regarding children’s safety whilst using the internet:

A government website where you can report any abuse online straight to the Police. It also provides information for children and parents.

A CEOP website with information for children and parents regarding Internet Safety and the dangers of communicating with others you don’t know.

KNOW IT ALL—Childnet International web page with information about current technologies and their use.

Childnet International home page with links to different safety projects.

Information for children and parents regarding internet safety.

Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online.

Parents and carers guide to technology.