Keeping Your Children Safe
Safeguarding Child Protection Policy September 2022
Safety — Advice for parents/carers on how to keep children safe
It is now virtually impossible to be a parent of a child who is not an active participant in the online world. Parent/carers are aware of the wonderful learning benefits of engaging children in an online world, however, they are also increasingly aware of some of the more dangerous content and sites on the internet that can be upsetting for the child.
- Be aware of how your child engages with the online world.
- Talk to your child about their online habits
- Be aware if your child is engaging in social networking and decide what is appropriate for your child.
- Make sure your child knows what to do if they do come across inappropriate content or something that makes them feel uncomfortable.
-Age appropriate content and gaming.
CEOPs – the place to get advice on and report an inappropriate or potentially illegal content or action that you see online.
Childline - a online resource helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children
Digizen – a fantastic resource that includes all sorts of advice on how we, as adults, can encourage children to become responsible digital citizen and discerning when viewing digital content.
Internet Matters - Helping parents keep their children safe online.
Know It All for Parents – is a unique interactive E-safety guide put together by Childnet International.
Kidsmart – a fantastic online resource with excellent E-safety tips. There is also a fantastic children’s section for your children to explore.
NSPCC guide to online safety – advice on the appropriateness of online content from the NSPCC.
NSPCC guide to social networks - advice for social networking.
ThinkUKnow – an excellent website that has all sorts of advice for parents and carers as well as sections for children who want to learn about E-safety for themselves - an excellent resource to look at as a family.
UK Safer Internet Centre – this website contains a wealth of resources and content about how to keep children safe online. They are also the group behind the Safer Internet Day initiative that is celebrated on a yearly basis.
Educate Against Hate – this website gives teachers, parents and school leaders practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
Be Internet Legends - this website is focused around helping children be safe and confident while online. There are resources tailored to both parents/carers as well as the Interland interactive game for children to play through.
National Online Safety - this website provides parents & carers free guides for potential online dangers from new apps, websites and online trends. The guides help explain the possible risks and signs for parents and carers to be aware of in order to help keep their children safe online.
London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Maintaining Positive Mental Health:
The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is going to have an impact on everyone’s daily lives. Although the schools have provided learning for pupils at home, along with resources to support parents, we recognise that households are currently experiencing conditions that effect personal circumstances and wellbeing.
It is important that everyone takes care of their mind as well as their body and to get further support if it is required. Any family should feel able to contact the school for support.
Maintaining relationships with trusted people, including the school is important for mental wellbeing. If parents and carers do not feel able to contact the school, there are other people they can speak to via NHS recommended helplines or they could find support groups online to connect with. Links to useful information can also be found by following the links below: