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e-Safety

If you are concerned about something that may have happened while online you can now report it to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. You are doing the right thing and by taking this action you may not only help yourself but also help make other people safer as well.

Report it here

Updated guidance on keeping children safe online

With the Home Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, we have updated advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to include new information on apps to help children stay safe online.

The advice and guidance on keeping children safe online can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online

COVID-19 updated lockdown resources

The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child Online

Online Safety Newsletter 

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National Online Safety Parent Guides

The internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge, especially when your children may have better technical skills than you do.

The internet and online technologies are an important part of children’s lives at home and school, providing great opportunities for learning, communicating, playing and creating, however children and young people still need support and guidance to ensure they manage their online time positively and safely.

Click here to view The Digital Universe of Your Children

 

The main areas of risk are;

  • Conduct – children and young people need to be aware of the impact their online behaviour can have on themselves and others
  • Content – children and young people need to understand how to avoid or report online content that may be hurtful or harmful
  • Contact – not everyone is truthful online and children/young people need to learn the importance of setting and reviewing privacy settings.
  • Commercialism – Young people need to learn how to block pop-ups and spam and turn off in-app purchasing to make sure their online enjoyment is not spoiled.

North Chadderton School has a clear, progressive e-safety education programme as part of the Computing curriculum and Personal Development curriculum covering a wide range of skills and behaviours appropriate to a student’s age and experience.

Talking to your child is one of the best ways to keep them safe online, helping them to understand how to stay safe online and what to do if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable.  You can also use parental controls on social networks, online games and browsers and on both hardware and software that can filter or monitor what your child can see.

The types of conversations and actions that are helpful to you and your child are;

  • Discussing how to stay safe online and asking what your child is doing online
  • Asking your child to show you their favourite things to do online
  • Knowing who your child is taking to online – ask questions
  • Setting rules and boundaries, discussing how to treat people online
  • Making sure that content is age appropriate
  • Using parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content
  • Checking your child knows how to use privacy settings and reporting tools

Useful Video Resources    


Useful links

We have provided links to the following sites for further help and guidance.