Keeping Children Safe Online
Children at Dane Bank Primary School use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular ‘e-safety’ activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
The school would like to make parents aware of the guidance in relation to keeping children safe on line when using social media and the internet.
Recently there have been a number of concerns in relation to children’s safety whilst on line in particular an app called Momo.
In school we do a lot of work with your children about keeping themselves safe whilst on line and we hope by providing the attached information you will feel confident to talk to your children about their on line activity and to support them in keeping safe.
A Guide to Social Networks
Please follow the below link to the NSPCC Net Aware Website, here you will find information regarding Social Networks. There are lots of useful tips to keep your child safe in today’s digital world.
How to Set your Parental Controls
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. It is important that you have appropriate parental controls set, which you can do through your internet service provider (ISP).
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
- Social Media Sites – Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
- Keep your computer in a shared area – Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
- Explore e-safety sites – There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for children. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
Please follow the below links for more information:
Keeping your children safe on popular websites and apps.
Please have a look at these parent information sheets – they given suggestions and advice about keeping children safe on the current popular websites and apps that they may be using.
Online Safety Websites
Have a look through this selection of online safety websites that children can access – you will find a wide range of resources organised for children of all ages.