Online Safety Documents
It is really important that everyone (both children and adults) knows how to stay safe online. Using the Internet sensibly is something that we encourage all children to do during their time at Burrowmoor Primary School.
Here are links to some useful websites where you can learn more about being safe on the Internet.
6 apps and services that every parent should know about
Here are a few sites with some ideas about how to keep your children safe online during this time-
Have you thought about creating a family agreement for online safety to keep children safer?
Parents online safety guidance on online safety
If children want to keep up to date with news about the coronavirus -
They could watch CBBC Newsround
Below are some suggested websites that parents may wish to use to support their children when schools are closed.
Children at Burrowmoor use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular 'online safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
Links on how to setup online safety on Gaming Consoles:
- Facebook / Bebo / Myspace - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them. They do not offer the same levels of protection as Skoodle, allowing children to communicate with anyone.
- Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
Download an Online Safety Poster:
- Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children?
Some links to more information:
- Parent INFO - Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone. Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience.
- Think U Know - containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- Vodafone Parents - Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their 'Digital Parenting' magazine.
- Internet Safety Zone - Look in the 'Under 13s' section for useful safety advice and information.
- Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
- Kidscape - An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
- Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.