The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school their access to various types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks.
We at Irlam Primary School follow the SMART Rules:
Your help is still needed to prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls. Look below at our extensive list of links and resources for Parents/Carers, Teachers and Young People to help you with your child’s online safety at home.
Online Safety Policy September 2022
How to use the internet safely:
Useful Links for Parents/Carers
- Early Years e-safety- help introduce young children to the idea of internet safety
- Get Safe Online- Advice and guidance on Safety online
- Vodaphone Safety- Advice from Vodaphone
- Yahoo Safety Tips- Advice from Yahoo
- CBBC Safe search– Excellent Child friendly Search engine for Primary Schools
- NEN Image Gallery- for images to use in the classroom
- TeacherTube- Video Sharing website
- Edublogs- Blogging in Schools
- Easywhois- Useful website to check who registered/owns a website
- All about Explorers- Teaching children to evaluate reliability of online information.
- That's Not Cool- advice on digital relations for KS2/3/4
- Windows family safety- Set up Windows safety controls.
- Ask About Games - Advice on computer gaming and how to apply parental controls
Here are some other useful links
Help and advice for families in a digital world. Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.
The CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) logo pictured here is on a lot of social networking sites. It is the Advice, Help and Report button. Clicking on it will take you to their website, where you can easily follow links for help if you are a parent or child. It is excellent, so please try it now!
You can also visit their website at https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/ for more information.
Highly recommended is the Thinkyouknow website. Click the image to go to the website and get the latest safety information. This is an education initiative by CEOP - the UKs national law enforcement agency that focuses on tackling sexual abuse of children.Below are some quick links for parents to some key questions and Top Tips in their 'Growing up online' section.