Here you’ll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line.
The Childnet International Website gives internet safety, advise and links for young people, parents, teachers and other organisations.
Childnet’s Digizen website provides information about using social network sites and social media sites creatively and safely.
Childnet’s Sorted website is a resource produced entirely by young people for young people and adults on the issues of internet security.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre’s website houses a range of information on how to stay safe online.
The Internet Watch Foundation website is the UK’s hotline for reporting illegal online content.
As part of our continued effort to keep you up to date with online safety advice we are pleased to share with you Issue 8 of Vodafone’s ‘Digital Parenting’ magazine. This year we are sending this to you electronically in line with our eco-schools policy. You can access the magazine here: https://cdn.flipsnack.com/widget/v2/widget.html?hash=fh90zaf97
Highlights from this year’s issue include top tips for bedtime, what teenagers say they worry about online and how to set rules that are unique to your family.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns which you would like support with, please make an appointment to speak to Mr. Faulder who can offer advice or signpost you to trusted sources for help.
Top 10 E-Safety Tips
|1. Treat your password like your toothbrush – keep it to yourself!|
|2. Do not give out personal information about yourself eg address, phone number, email, school, full name. It is a good idea to use a nickname rather than your real name|
|3. Always use privacy settings|
|4. Block the bully –stop someone who is behaving badly and tell an adult. Save the evidence –keep a record of what’s been said and don’t retaliate or reply|
|5. Remember anything you post or upload to the internet is there ‘forever’ so be careful|
|6. Ask for permission before posting photos of anyone|
|7. Always respect others – be careful what you say and what you send|
8. Think before you comment and send. Is it:
|9. Look out for your friends – and do something if you think they are being bullied|
|10. Tell a trusted adult if something or someone makes you feel worried.|