Online Safety

Welcome to the Online Safety page, we hope you find it useful. Below are some useful links for finding out more.

Online safety during Covid 19 School closure: Keeping Children Safe

During school closures, children will spend more time online and on devices, so to help them stay safe, please find guidance and support from London Grid for Learning LGfL’s DigiSafe team targetted at parents/carers and pupils.

There are regular updates from @LGfLDigiSafe on Twitter and Facebook or on their newsletter. Any questions? You can email them too.

Every day while schools are closed, LGfL is publishing questions, tips or challenges for primary pupils to keep stay safe at home and on your devices.

Please access and use a new DigiSafe Daily downloadable worksheet available every day during term time at digisafedaily.lgfl.net.

 

Online Safety for Parents Power Point from the Information Evening

Online Safety Poster for Parents

Online Safety Policy

Please Click the image below for more information from Childnet

Childnet have updated their parent and carer toolkit that will help you (parents and carers) have conversations about online safety. Their booklet ‘Let’s talk about life online’ includes ten key messages that should be shared with children:

1.    “You can always come to me if you need help.”
2.    “What would you do if this happened…?”
3.    “Remember that not everyone is who they say they are online.”
4.    “Keep your personal information safe, and other people’s too.”
5.    “Be respectful to others online.”
6.    “Think before you post.”
7.    “Remember to ask if it’s okay.”
8.    “Remember not everything is true online.”
9.    “The things other people post online might not always show what their life is really like.”
10.  “Recognise how going online makes you feel and take a break when you need to.”

The Parent and Carer Toolkit can be found here: https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit

Further support for parents:
Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers​ and to report and remove harmful online content
Online Safety At Home

THINK U KNOW.co.uk (a brilliant website to promote online safety) has produced a pack for you as parents and carers. Click here to access the pack #OnlineSafetyAtHome packs
This pack includes fun activities, conversation starters and practical tips on topics such as:

Here’s what you can do to help your child stay safe while they are learning and having fun online. 8 Steps to keep your child safe online:

1. Explore together: Ask your child to show you their favourite websites and apps and what they do on them. Listen, show interest and encourage them to teach you the basics of the site or app.

2. Chat little and often about online safety: If you’re introducing them to new learning websites and apps while school is closed, take the opportunity to talk to them about how to stay safe on these services and in general. Ask if anything ever worries them while they’re online. Make sure they know that if they ever feel worried, they can get help by talking to you or another adult they trust.

3. Help your child identify trusted adults who can help them if they are worried: This includes you and other adults at home, as well as adults from wider family, school or other support services who they are able to contact at this time. Encourage them to draw a picture or write a list of their trusted adults.

4. Be non-judgemental: Explain that you would never blame them for anything that might happen online, and you will always give them calm, loving support.

5. Supervise their online activity: Keep the devices your child uses in communal areas of the house such as in the living room or kitchen where an adult is able to supervise. Children of this age should not access the internet unsupervised in private spaces, such as alone in a bedroom or bathroom.

6. Talk about how their online actions affect others: If your child is engaging with others online, remind them to consider how someone else might feel before they post or share something. If they are considering sharing a photo/video of somebody else, they should always ask permission first.

7. Use ‘SafeSearch’: Most web search engines will have a ‘SafeSearch’ function, which will allow you to limit the content your child can access whilst online. Look out for the ‘Settings’ button on your web browser homepage, which is often shaped like a small cog.

8. Parental controls: Use the parental controls available on your home broadband and all internet enabled devices in your home. You can find out more about how to use parental controls by visiting your broadband provider’s website.