Online safety during the Coronavirus closure
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
What you can do to create an e-safe environment at home:
-Parent controls and locks on all devices;
-Time limits (not 30 mins before bed);
-Age restricted games and apps/websites;
-Technology only to be used in shared space, not bedrooms;
-Parents check apps and messages;
-Have a conversation with children about what to do if something online worries them at home and use the Netaware website for advise https://www.net-aware.org.uk/tips-and-advice/.
Look out for the next Cyber Café for families and children to learn the basics in coding.
Here are some useful links for eSafety:
Interactive digital parenting guide
Lots of ‘How to’ guides on keeping yourself and your child safe when using digital technology
Social media advice for parents
Guidance from Microsoft on how to maintain a good online reputation
A short video giving guidance about protecting your online image
Helpful links to look at with your family
Tips for staying safe online:
· 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.
· Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.