Walter Evans Church of England Primary & Nursery School

Online Safety

Online safety is a key aspect of safeguarding children. Below is a list of useful websites which may help parents and children alike when discussing online safety. 

Below are some posters with up-to-date information (November 2021) on popular apps.

Tik Tok guidance poster Snapchat guidance poster House Party guidance poster Twitch guidance poster
Tik Tok Snapchat House Party Twitch

Internet Safety During Lockdown - Information for Parents

Latest DfE guidance for Online Safety - A guide for parents and carers

Supporting Young People Online - Advice for Parents and Carers

CSE - Social Media Library - Commonly used apps by children & adults, their descriptions & indication of main risks

 

CEOP Command -  formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

The NCA's CEOP command is here to help children and young people. We are here to help if you are a young person and you or your freind (up to 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. We also have advice and links to support for other online programs young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit our Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button.

 

Internet Matters -  advice for parents and children on a range of issues

KidSMART – advice on how to stay safe online

Thinkuknow – a range of resources, videos and information

UKCCIS – governmental advice for parents

UK Safer Internet Safety – tips and resources for online safety

  SMART Rules! (For keeping children safe online)

  1. Safe: Keep your personal information safe. When chatting or posting online don’t give away things like your full name, password or home address. Remember personal information can be seen in images and videos you share too. Keep them safe to keep yourself safe.
  2. Meet: Meeting up with someone you only know online, even a friend of a friend, can be dangerous as this person is still a stranger. If someone you only know online ever asks you to meet up, for personal information or for photos/videos of you then tell an adult straight away and report them together on www.thinkuknow.co.uk
  3. Accepting: Think carefully before you click on or open something online (e.g. links, adverts, friend requests, photos) as you never know where they may lead to or they may contain viruses. Do not accept something if you are unsure of who the person is or what they’ve sent you. 
  4. Reliable: You cannot trust everything you see online as some things can be out of date, inaccurate or not entirely true. To find reliable information compare at least three different websites, check in books and talk to someone about what you have found.
  5. Tell: Tell a trusted adult if something or someone ever makes you feel upset, worried or confused. This could be if you or someone you know is being bullied online. There are lots of people who will be able to help you like your teachers, parents, carers or contact Childline – 0800 11 11 or www.childline.org.uk . A useful parent's 'Bookmark' created by O2 with NSPCC can be found HERE.

 

BE SMART WITH A HEART:

Remember to always be smart with a heart by being kind and respectful to others online. Make the internet a better place by helping your friends if they are worried or upset by anything that happens online.

 Other resources for helping keep your child safe:

Digi Duck Stories Smartie the Penguin Kara and the Smart Crew
Digi Duck Stories (age 3-7) The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin (age 3-7) The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the Smart Crew (age 7-11)

 

How to set Parental Controls for the main Internet Service Providers

Click on the service provider icon (below) to find out more about setting PARENTAL CONTROLS.

BT parental controls Sky parental controls Virgin Media parental controls

Advice from the UK Safer Internet Centre on setting up Parental Controls can be found HERE.