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Online Safety

As a school, we encourage the use of technology as an important part of our pupils’ development, using the Internet and online resources safely to explore and learn. Consequently, Online Safety is taught to the children throughout the school as part of the National Curriculum for Computing and within the PSHE curriculum.

Keeping Children Safe Online – updated guidance

The DfE has updated guidance for parents and carers about keeping children safe online. New information on apps has been added.

Please see below for a range of resources and websites on the topic of Online Safety designed to support parents with keeping their children safe online.

Websites for Parents

"Thinkuknow" is a website brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. You may have seen some of their video clips on National TV recently. There’s a lot of information here for both children and adults in the form of videos, games and interactive quizes

"Own It" is a website and app provided by the BBC. The website has a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most.

"SafeToNet" is an app for parents to help them safeguard their children from online risks like cyberbullying and sexting, whilst respecting their child’s rights to privacy. The SafeToNet Foundation is providing UK families with free access to 1 million licences during coronavirus.

"Vodafone Digital Parenting" is a source of information and resources to keep you and your family safe online. It also publishes a magazine that provides up-to-date guidance and advice on current issues regarding E-Safety.

"Family Gaming Database" is a huge database of games across all platforms that give information to parents such as - age rating, sensitive subjects, completion time, skill level and an overview of the content.

Websites for Children

"CBBC's Hacker" shares 5 top tips for Internet safety

"NetSmartzKids" has lots of games and interactive activities designed to test your E-Safety skills and knowledge

Thinkuknow by CEOP has a great selection of games, videos and quizzes designed to help children stay safe. The site is divided into different age groups as follows - 8 - 10 Years or 4 - 7 Years

Activities around Safer Internet Day: 

EYFS & KS1

Emoji Fans - Create an emoji fan to share your feelings on different situations you might find yourself in online.

Internet Interview - A fun prompt that can be used to help children ask their parents and carers about online activity in adults.

Let's go online worksheet - More discussion prompts about the online word and a scaffolded conversation about how to stay safe online.

Mini Milestones - A great cut-and-stick activity to map and track milestones in our children’s lives and identify when it is appropriate to search for new ones.

 

KS2

Internet Interview - A fun prompt that can be used to help children ask their parents and carers about online activity in adults.

No tech or better with tech - A fun way to talk about technology and evaluate its place in our lives. A great opportunity to reflect on the balance that we have at present.

Roll a Story - Make randomised stories and roleplays to scaffold discussion about how we feel and act in different situations online.