E-Safety ... including being safe with online learning
For more information, Online Safety Training For Schools | National Online Safety (nationalcollege.com)
At school and at home, Ivy Bank aims to follow the SMART rules when going online.
If you’re worried that a child is at risk of harm online, you should call the police.
Stories and warnings are often shared about online scares and challenges which encourage children to get involved in harmful activities. Most are found to be hoaxes, fake news or exaggerated stories. However, it is improtant that we know how to seek help.
Seeing or hearing about these things can be distressing for children and families. If a child has not heard about a scare, it can make them curious and then they may look for it themselves.
CEOP share this information article
Also use CEOP to report a worry link
Other recommended resources:
- Each week in our newsletter we focus on the weekly update - National Online Safety | Keeping Children Safe Online in Education
- Online gaming and mental health Gaming and Mental Health | Parent Guide To Support | YoungMinds
- Parent Info – Expert information for parents about digital family life www.parentinfo.org.
- NSPCC Net Aware – Provides reviews and guidance on the most popular social networks, apps and games that children use. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
- NSPCC PANTS (The underwear rule) – A simple way to keep children safe from abuse, by teaching them to remember the 5 rules that spell ‘PANTS’. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-childrensafe/underwear-rule/
- Internet Matters – A useful tool showing how to set parental controls across a range of devices and websites. http://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/
Also, using Internet Safety Day in February, there are free resources to talk to your child about online safety. Parents and Carers - UK Safer Internet Centre
It includes activities, conversation starters and information to help parents and carers talk to their children about how to navigate the issue of online identity in a digital age in a safe, responsible and respectful way.