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Keeping Safe Online

 

The government have released information on how to be more aware of what your child is viewing online, especially during the Covid-19 crisis. 

The internet is a fantastic resource for research and schoolwork, but make sure your child takes regular breaks away from the screen. If you find that they are spending a lot of time online and even thinking about it when they're offline (instead of spending time with family) then maybe it’s time to back off a bit.

There’s a whole world out there – and while the internet can be fun, creative and social, your child could be missing out on real life.

 

Taken from the update on 31.03.20

6.3 Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

 

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)

Click on the picture below for E-Safety support and advice 

Purple Mash has a full programme of learning for E-Safety 

BBC Own It has excellent advice and films for appropriate and safe use of the internet.

If you are concerned about anything to do with online conduct or communication click the CEOP link to report any issues.