Online safety is now more important than ever. IT has enabled us to still provide an online education for lots of our pupils and we must remain vigilant of what the children
are accessing online.
• Always stay in the same room as your child when they are using the internet.
• Ensure that you have the correct child-friendly settings on any devices that
the children are using.
• When possible sit with your child so that you can support them in their
learning but also keep a close check on what they are accessing online.
• If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the safeguarding team: safeguarding.hcl@e-act.org.uk

Use these SMART rules to help teach your child about keeping safe online.

 

Activities to do at home with your child

The following links are to stories and prompts for helping you to speak to your child about staying safe online:

Smartie the Penguin – Parent guidance

EYFS – Smartie the penguin

Year 1 – Smartie the penguin

Year 2 – Smartie the penguin

Key Stage 2 – Digital resilience and being positive digital citizens

Now have a go at these activities to test what you’ve learnt:

Smartie the Penguin – Quiz questions

Online safety tips – Match the sentence

SMART – Quiz questions

 

Useful websites

The websites below contain expert support and practical tips on keeping your child safe online:

This document gives some great tips on how to set privacy settings on lots of different popular social media apps.

This video from Internet Matters explains how to apply parental restrictions at home.

This wizard from Internet Matters guides you through the process of applying parental restrictions at home to many different types of devices, from mobile phones and tablets, to broadband routers and apps.

Net Aware from the NSPCC is a website that lists many apps that children use. It explains their risks and how you can keep children safe if they’re using them. Click here to view the website.

Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. Click here to view the website.

Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents, and agencies, produced by the children’s internet charity Childnet International. Click here to view the website.

Safety Net Kids is involved with Safety Net at looking at things that make us feel unsafe and working on them ourselves. To be safe means to be comfy and not scared.  They do things like standing up to bullies without being mean, listening to our bodies as they are clever at spotting danger and thinking about things we can do to make the areas where we live safer. Click here to view the website.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. We help thousands of children and young people every year, as well as their parents and carers who have been in a similar situation to you. CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking. Click here to view the website.

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