Internet Safety update 2022
A workshop has been developed for Safer Internet Day themed around gaming and talking to people online and has been shared to us by the NSPCC:
Do you know your whispers from your skins? Your Fortnite from your FIFA? This February, the NSPCC are supporting UK Safer Internet Centre’s Safer Internet Day and encouraging families across the UK to get talking about online gaming.
Our workshop ‘Keeping children safe while gaming online’ will help give parents and carers an understanding of how young people game online and knowledge of tools and resources that can help to keep them safe.
Please find below a YouTube link shared by the NSPCC which is a recorded workshop presentation on gaming, which you may find informative.
Squid Game Parent Information
Online Safety Links (including support for parents and families)
Harmful or upsetting content
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Schools may also wish to use resources such as Tootoot to provide a confidential route for pupils to report bullying or abuse.
Online Safety – Information and advice for Parents * Please read*
Thank you to some of our parents who have alerted us to the #Momo challenge which is appearing within children’s YouTube video links. We have been advised that the links can be easily made by children using phones and ipads, and that it isn’t being blocked by all security settings. The National Online Safety training organisation provide many guides to different social media, which are excellent - especially the age ratings and security settings. Their website is intended for adult (not children’s) use and may I urge you to look at the wide range of resources they make freely available: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/about-us/
Online Safety: Please have a look at the NSPCC information by following the following link: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/.
Online-safety is the safe use of information systems and electronic communications, including the internet, mobile phones and games consoles. It is important that children and young people understand the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
Report to CEOP a serious on-line safety incident:
Whilst many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer filtering systems to help you safeguard your child at home, it remains surprisingly easy for children to access inappropriate material including unsuitable texts, pictures and movies. Parents are advised to set the security levels within Internet browsers with this in mind. Locating the computer or tablet in a family area, not a bedroom, will enable you to supervise children as they use the Internet. However, don’t deny your child the opportunity to learn from the wide variety of material and games available on the Internet. Instead, set some simple rules for keeping them safe and make sure they understand the importance of these rules.
Remember, reporting abuse makes the Internet safer for everyone.
Vodafone Digital Parenting
Digital Parenting is a free online safety guide, created by The Vodafone Foundation and Parent Zone. It is packed with important safety information and expert advice on issues such as healthy screen time and sleep, with content relating from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4. Please click on the downloaded links below to view these guides. If you require further support with this, please ask a member of staff at school. Other resources are available directly from the website: https://parentzone.org.uk/digitalparenting