Safer Internet Day

5th February 2019

Today we welcomed Community Police officer Fiona Mather for Safer Internet day.   She talked to our Year 3/4 children on various topics to keep them safe online.  She stressed the importance of not playing games that are not appropriate to their age.  All games have age ratings displayed on them.  She also advised all children they must be aged 14 before they can have their own social media account.  We are concerned at the amount of children who said they play games such as Fortnite and who have snap chat accounts.  We as a school will continue to raise awareness to all the children on the importance of staying safe online.  If your children or parents have any concerns and wish to speak to someone in school they can talk to Mrs Newton who is a CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) Ambassador. 

 Our reception, Year 1 and year 2 children had a special Safer Internet Assembly with Mrs Anderson today.  

 Two editions of the digital parenting magazines were sent home today, these magazines are published by Vodaphone and gives up to date news on the last apps and e-safety issues.  

Top tips for keeping your child safe online

  1. General advice

www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

  1. Turn on Google SafeSearch

https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/510?hl=en

  1. Turn on YouTube safety mode

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/174084?hl=en

  1. Turn on ISP Parental Controls

e.g. www.sky.com/new-search?q=parental%20controls

and/or use OpenDNS

https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security    

  1. Turn on parental controls on games consoles

e.g. https://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-360/security/xbox-live-parental-control/

  1. Turn on browser parental controls

e.g. https://www.technorms.com/30739/enable-parental-control-popular-browsers  

  1. Turn on online TV and film parental controls

e.g. http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/tv/pg_PIN

  1. Turn on PC Operating System parental controls

e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EVNJnbrtOc

  1. Turn on TV parental controls

e.g. http://help.sky.com/articles/set-up-parental-controls-on-your-tv

  1. For older children, provide them with a monitored mobile

    e.g. https://www.monqi.co/


  2. Skip explicit tracks on music streaming services

e.g. https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/All-Platforms-Explicit-Filter/idi-p/3869

Further information

https://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting/tools/how-to.html#