Internet Safety Parent Workshop - February 2018
It is so important that we as adults are informed so we can act responsibly when allowing our children and grandchildren access to the Internet. We cannot afford to shirk our responsibility by saying we just don’t understand - our children are far too special! We must appreciate the dangers, as well as the good, and create an open ‘telling’ culture with them so that they will feel able to share if something doesn’t feel right. Likewise, if you are allowing your children to play age inappropriate games online then you are inviting them to interact with older people who are not at the same maturity level. Age bands are there for a reason, to protect the child, and however much pressure we receive to have the latest game, we as parents should ultimately be taking responsibility for what they are seeing and doing online. Our recent E-Safety Workshop with David Blake was very informative. Below are useful links and attachments.
For additional information please also click on CHILDREN tab and select Internet Safety.
Some useful sites:
UK Safer Internet Centre
Tips, advice and resources to help children have a safe and positive time online.
The Breck Foundation
Training for parents, pupils and teachers
NSPCC Share Aware
Resources for parents and teachers
Up to date guidance on social media sites and apps
Information and advice service for young children and young people
CEOP (Child Exploitation and online protection command)
reporting and recording concerns
CEOP website for pupils - games and activities to promote online safety
PEGI (Pan-European game information)
Detailed recommendations regarding the age suitability of game content
Ofsted blog on tes
Latest Ofsted information about its work and findings