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.
If you would like to share any information or require any further support please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.
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.
How to use the internet safely:
4 to 7 Year olds: Jessie & Friends (thinkuknow.co.uk)
8 to 10 Year olds: Band Runner for 8-10 year olds (thinkuknow.co.uk)
How to set up privacy settings: A parent’s guide to privacy settings (thinkuknow.co.uk)
Sharing personal information: Parent’s guide to personal information (thinkuknow.co.uk)
How to set up parental controls: Using parental controls (thinkuknow.co.uk)
Gaming – What parents need to know: Gaming: what parents and carers need to know (thinkuknow.co.uk)
Parent’s guide to Apps: Apps guide for parents | Internet Matters
Social Media advice: Social media advice hub | Internet Matters
Setting up devices safely: Checklist: Set up your child’s tech devices with right safety settings – Internet Matters
Safety leaflets and other resources: Checklist: Set up your child’s tech devices with right safety settings – Internet Matters
Overview of key parental controls
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.
BULLYING ON SOCIAL NETWORKS
Cyberbullying (online bullying) on social networks can happen to anyone at any time. Social networks should be a place where you can connect with friends and share stuff. It can be really hard if you’re being bullied online but we’re here to help.
Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board
The one stop shop for local advice and useful information for professionals, parents and children. http://www.portsmouthscb.org.uk/