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Your Digital Footprint

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2016/spread-the-word

share-awareChildren at our school use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular eSafety activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

Below are a few links to some very useful information regarding e-safety for parents, carers and children.

thinkuknow logo and linkThink U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).


 

Link to and Logo of Internet Safety Zone SiteInternet Safety Zone – Look in the ‘Under 13s’ section for useful safety advice and information.


 

Logo and Link to Kidsmart websiteKidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.


 

Logo and link to knowitall websiteKnow IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.


 

Logo and link to Bullying UKBullying UK – Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.


 

Logo and link to kidscapeKidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.


 

Logo and link to ChildLineChildline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.


 

Logo and link to CBBC Stay SafeBBC Stay Safe – Test your Internet safety knowledge with Hacker and help the Horrible Histories gang stay safe online.


 

Logo and link to NetSmartzKidz WebsiteNet Smartz Kids– Click on the image opposite to visit the Net Smartz Kids website for lots of e-safety activities.


 

Logo and link to Childnet websiteChildnet International – website to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.


 

Useful Links for Parents

The internet for many parents can be a daunting place but to our children it is a necessity of life.  Access to the internet has never been so vast and continues to spread with the increasing popularity of tablets devices and access through mobile phones.  To support you in protecting your child on line there are some useful links below to sites with tips and guidance:

NSPCC new ‘Share Aware’ campaign

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

CEOP (Child On-Line Protection) Parents Area

This site offers advice and guidance for all types of online behaviours be it on line gaming, social networking, sharing and much more.  Your children will be familiar with the child version of this site as it used in school you could perhaps ask them to help you with navigating through it.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

A Parents’ Guide to Facebook

Would you know whether your son/ daughters profile is set to public or private?  Would you know how to check?  Do you know what POS stands for when children are online chatting (Parent Over Shoulder)?  Do you know what Phishing is?  Facebook is very popular amongst young people (and many adults) this guide is produced annually to keep parents up to date with tips for keeping their children safe when using Facebook and informing them of the latest trends for Facebook usage.

http://www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/fbparents.pdf

Cyber Bullying

Cyberbullying is becoming more prevalent amongst children and young people when they are online, particularly as the popularity of online gaming continues to increase.  To help parents deal with any incidents of cyberbullying or if you think your child maybe a victim of online bullying there is advice and guidance for you as a parent and how to deal with such scenarios.

http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/advice/parents-and-carers.aspx

Share, Take Care: tips for parents

This short guide will help you to make sure your teen stays safe and happy online.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/parents-safety

Kind of Digital: quick guides

Quick guides are simple one page documents that explain social technology to the uninitiated

http://kindofdigital.com/useful-stuff/quick-guides/

Parentinfo

http://parentinfo.org/

Free up to date security advice

Includes using complex passwords, privacy settings, safe searching and social networking.

http://www.getsafeonline.org/

Top tips for parents / carers and children

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

Other useful guides:

A Parents Guide to Cyberbulling

A Parents Guide to Google +

A Parents Guide to Instagram

A Parents Guide to Snapchat