We recognise the challenge of keeping children safe online so will be including a regular item in Friday letters that we hope you will find helpful.
Friday Letter 22
In School, we have filtering arrangements to try and prevent the children accessing anything inappropriate. However we realise that some sites may slip through the net and an important part of our E-safety education is to teach the children what to do if they do see something inappropriate. In the event of this happening, the children are taught to click on a dolphin (always visible in the top right hand side of the screen) to make the screen close and tell an adult.
What procedures have you put in place for your child to follow if they see something inappropriate on screen at home?
Friday Letter 20
On our website, under the Parents tab, E-Safety, there are 2 leaflets about helping to keep your children safe online. One is for 0-5 year olds and the other for 6-10 year olds. We spoke to a group of children this week about their feelings around online safety. They told us that they feel safe online at school and some of them felt very safe about being online at home and were articulate in explaining the parental controls that help them feel safe. However they almost all felt that their parents needed to know more about keeping them safe online. Do you always know what your child is doing online and that they are acting safely? Look at our website for lots of helpful information.
Friday Letter 17 - 27-1-2017
Online safety: Social media sites
Do you know what social media sites your child is accessing? Do you know the age recommendations? Do you know how to help them stay safe? A useful article, ‘Your guide to the social networks your kid uses – stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world’ is available on the NSPCC website at
Friday Letter 16 - 20-1-2017
This is an excellent site that can also help with filtering what your children access out of School: http://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/
Friday Letter 15 - 13-1-2017
Innocent searches online can lead to not so innocent results. But parental controls can help keep your child safe. Parental controls are software and tools which you can install on phones or tablets, games consoles or laptops – and even your home broadband.
You can also use them to help you block or filter the content your child sees when searching online. And family-friendly public WiFi can help when you’re out and about.
Parental controls are also available to help you to:
- plan what time of day your child can go online and how long for
- stop them from downloading apps they're too young for
- manage the content different members of the family can see.
A very useful website from the NSPCC can help you with parental controls – just go to https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/
Websites you may find useful:
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