More and more parents are expressing concern about their children’s safety online. The recently distributed Digital Parenting magazine has lots of practical advice but if you would like further help, please contact any member of the safeguarding team. We would be glad to offer a parent workshop if there was enough interest
Keeping Children Safe Online NSPCC/02 resources:
The NSPCC and 02 have joined forces to help keep children safe online. Call our helpline, visit an O2 Guru or explore our online safety advice for everything you need to keep children safe online.
A free adult helpline has been developed to provide people with expert advice on keeping children safe online. The helpline is available on: 0808 800 5002. People can also book to speak to an ‘02 Guru’ face to face in one of the 02 stores. For more information visit: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/.
Innocent Searching campaign
Innocent searches online can lead to not so innocent results. But parental controls can help keep your child safe
For help and guidance on parental controls see: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/
- Video guide for IOS users: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO1TYt5FAo0
- Video guide for Android users: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw0ydY66rq4
- Video on safety using Minecraft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA_9nckZYLM&feature=youtu.be
- A Parent’s Guide to Minecraft: tips and advice for keeping children safe on Minecraft: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/minecraft-a-parents-guide/
Advice on talking to your child about staying safe online: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-your-child-staying-safe-online/. This includes what to do if you are worried about your child’s safety online, for example, taking inappropriate pictures, sharing personal information and more.
Share Aware: Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games. This includes a parent’s guide to talking to your child about what to share online, videos to support this, advice on what children use social networks for, age guidance and what to look out for: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/
- Share Aware guide: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/share-aware.pdf
Children at Eastover 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. We are also working towards our 360 Degree Safe accreditation.
At home, many children are often given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them into their homes.