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 Primet Primary follow the SMART Rules:
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the Online Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
Your help is also 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 to help you with your child’s online safety at home.
Childnet – Whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to know more about gaming, this website can help.
UK Safer Internet Centre – Here you will find films, storybooks and other fun sites, with plenty of information to help you enjoy your time online and stay safe on the internet.
Kidsmart – Lots of advice on safe surfing covering lots of devices, games consoles. Home of the SMART rules for safe internet use.
Digizen – This is a great site that informs and instructs all internet uses young and old on becoming a responsible online citizen or Digizen as they like to call it!
ThinkuKnow – Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. Its content is underpinned by CEOP advice – (see below)
CEOP – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre works across the UK tackling child sex abuse and providing advice for parents, young people and children about internet safety and online safety.