Our children love to use the Internet to play games and to communicate with their friends. The way they start using computers and the guidance they are given at this young age can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.
At our school we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety in every year group. We use the Project Evolve scheme of work in every classroom in Spring 1 during our PSHE to cater our learning to each individual year group.
We also support Safer Internet Day every year which is run by UK Safer Internet Centre. At the bottom of the page is the assembly being led following this year's theme: Let's talk about it. They also have a wealth of resources to support parents and carers with technology guides for phones, tablets, smart speakers, laptops, games consoles and smart TVs.
Surfing Safely is a general guide aimed at proving parents with practical advice about staying safe as a family that covers a very wide range of topics. Click on the cover image to download:
Parents and Carers - UK Safer Internet Centre - Lots of useful resources for parents and carers to start discussions with children about the Internet and many guides on how to ensure they are using it safely.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk – UK online safety site of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre with lots of information and activities
ShareAware – a terrific resource from the NSPCC, who come into school regularly to work with our children on staying safe.
www.net-aware.org.uk – information about apps, sites and games that children come into contact with from Minecraft to Facebook
www.getsafeonline.org – UK site providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online.
www.childnet.com – a range of resources for primary and secondary schools, for children and young people, for teachers and for parents
www.netsmartz.org – an American online safety site with activities for children, young people, parents/carers and professionals
www.wiredsafety.org – an American internet safety site with lots of information and activities