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E-Safety for Parents and Carers

In this day and age, children are increasingly vulnerable to online risk-taking, through their home computers, phones, tablets and gaming systems.

 

Since it can be difficult for us to 'keep up' with the newest forms of technology as it advances so rapidly, it is clear that we continue to take responsibility for keeping the children in our care as safe as possible online. 

 

Ensuring that privacy settings on any device are always as robust as possible, is an initial step towards this.

 

In addition, reiterating the very simple S.M.A.R.T. advice below, along with family discussions about the up-to-date information delivered in assemblies, lessons and conversations with trusted adults is vital. 

 

We have selected links to some expert sites below that provide excellent advice and information for you to access:

 

NSPCC hyperlink Reduce the risks to keep your child safe.
internetmatters.org hyperlink Great guides and advice for Social Media, Gaming and other Technology.
Netaware.org.uk hyperlink Check out risks by App - This site has reports on the associated risk of the latest apps.
Protect Young Eyes You can't "unsee" something, so help protect our children by reading reviews, by parents and experts about some of the latest apps out there.
Dorest Police Hyperlink Dorset Police have a wide range of advice for all young people and parents.
Childnet Hyperlink Resources and activities for Children, Parents and Carers.
Think You Know? Hyperlink A central place to report, or discover information about online safety.

 

 Follow our SMART rules: 5 top tips to stay safe on-line

 

 Safe:

Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.

 

 Meet: 

Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.

 

 Accepting: 

Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, images or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!

 

 Reliable: 

Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information by looking at other websites, in books, or with someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family.

 

 Tell: 

Tell a parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone, or something, makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.

Report a concern to the DSL If you would like to discuss something to do with e-Safety that has you worried, please hit this button to bring it to the attention of the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Pegi Ratings

 

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