Advice for Parents and Carers on how to keep children safe online
For additional advice and support in school, please speak to Miss Claxton, Miss Arthur (Designated Safeguarding Leads), Miss Scarr, Mr Kettle, Mrs Danson or Mrs Turner (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads).
We know that a huge number of our children are actively participating in an online world. The majority of children's experiences of the Internet are fun, safe and a wealth of learning opportunities can be found online. However, it is vitally important that we teach children to explore this world safely and with the knowledge of how to keep themselves safe.
There are an increasing number of sites and web content that can be upsetting and even dangerous for children. Chilton Primary advises that parents engage with children in all aspects of their online activities:
- Be aware of how your child engages with the online world (gaming / youtube / website surfing) - be open honest and transparent in talking about this.
- Talk to your child about their online habits - many children won't recognise harmful content
- Be aware if your child is engaging in social networking and decide what is appropriate for your child. Keep an eye on what they view on social media.
- Make sure your child knows what to do if they do come across inappropriate content or something that makes them feel uncomfortable (stop looking, tell an adult).
-Make sure your child accesses age appropriate content and gaming.
- Check your own parental controls on ipads, mobiles devices and computers
- Make sure that your children don't share personal information unnecessarily or unsafely
- Talk to children about their own conduct online - is it kind, is it useful, is it helpful, is it respectful?
- Consider limiting screen time or having a set time that the WiFi goes OFF!
A free online safety guide, created by The Vodafone Foundation and Parent Zone. It is packed with important information and expert advice on issues relating to Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4, including: Managing children's sleep and setting digital boundaries; How children can enjoy a safer start on social media; Better family communication around tech; Expert advice on gaming addiction, self-harm and virtual reality and creating a better family digital-life balance