Keeping your Child Safe

See below for links to several websites to keep your child safe on the internet:

Think you Know ages 5 – 7

Think you Know ages 8 – 10

Goverment E-safety

Esafety tips

Virgin Media Switched On Families

http://parentinfo.org/

 

E-Safety Top Tips

We believe in giving children the skills and confidence to use the internet responsibly for work and play, but ensure that they are aware of a few basic rules to keep them safe online. All children at Berwick Hills Primary School are required to sign an e-safety agreement at the beginning of each academic year in which they promise to follow the e-safety rules. During E-Safety Anti-bullying week in November, all children from years 1-6 took part in activities that promote e-safety such as a ‘public or private’ quiz, hot-seating and lots of group discussions around example scenarios that can occur online. Parents received text messages to encourage children to talk about what they had learned and at the end of the week, all children took home a copy of the ‘SMART’ rules in a fun, presentable form.

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On February 11th 2014 it will be ‘Safer Internet Day’. We hope that everyone is able to bring their SMART card to school and talk about how they use it at home.

There are lots of resources available to help you keep your child safe on the internet at home. See below for the THINK YOU KNOW suggestions and some suitable links for support.

 

On February 11th 2014 it will be ‘Safer Internet Day’. We hope that everyone is able to bring their SMART card to school and talk about how they use it at home.

There are lots of resources available to help you keep your child safe on the internet at home. See below for the THINK YOU KNOW suggestions and some suitable links for support.

Talk to your child about what they’re up to online. Be a part of their online life; involve the whole family and show an interest. Find out what sites they visit and what they love about them, if they know you understand they are more likely to come to you if they have any problems.

Watch Thinkuknow films and cartoons with your child. The Thinkuknow site has films, games and advice for child from five all the way to 16.

Encourage your child to go online and explore! There is a wealth of age-appropriate sites online for your children. Encourage them to use sites which are fun, educational and that will help them to develop online skills.

Keep up-to-date with your child’s development online. Children grow up fast and they will be growing in confidence and learning new skills daily. It’s important that as your child learns more, so do you.

Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world. Think about what they might see, what they share, who they talk to and how long they spend online. It is important to discuss boundaries at a young age to develop the tools and skills children need to enjoy their time online.

Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space. For children of this age, it is important to keep internet use in family areas so you can see the sites your child is using and be there for them if they stumble across something they don’t want to see.

Know what connects to the internet and how. Nowadays even the TV connects to the internet. Make sure you’re aware of which devices that your child uses connect to the internet, such as their phone or games console. Also, find out how they are accessing the internet – is it your connection, or a neighbour’s wifi? This will affect whether the safety setting you set are being applied.

Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as the TV, laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones. Parental controls are not just about locking and blocking, they are a tool to help you set appropriate boundaries as your child grows and develops. They are not the answer to your child’s online safety, but they are a good start and they are not as difficult to install as you might think. Service providers are working hard to make them simple, effective and user friendly. Find your service provider and learn how to set your controls

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https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Primary/

 

Think you Know
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. You may have seen some of their video clips on National TV recently. There’s a lot of information here for both children and adults – parents even have their own area of the site! Teachers have the chance to train from the professionals and then deliver suitable training  in schools.

Kids Smart
Kid smart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. There’s a section for kids under 11 years old and a separate section for those over 11 years old.
4 great games will test your online safety knowledge.

CBBC Stay Safe
Do you know how to stay safe online?
Dongle the rabbit will teach you all he knows with his video and quiz.

Grid Club
Cybercafé within Gridclub is a safe online community where you can make choices without getting hurt. You can join in the fun at the cybercafé by playing the game.

If your school isn’t teaching the Internet Proficiency scheme through Gridclub, why not speak to your teachers about it and tell them how exciting it is!

Net Smartz Kids
Be totally cool and show your friends how much you know about Internet safety by watching the video clips on here. There are also loads of activities and games that will test your knowledge!

Newsround Quiz

Test your knowledge of internet safety with this quiz from CBBC Newsround.
There’s also further information if you’re not sure on anything.

Safe Kids Quiz
The Online Safety Quiz is your chance to show that you know how to be a safe Internet surfer. Answer each question and, when you get it right, you’ll go to the next question.

Safety Landing

Safety land is normally a very nice place to live, but a nasty character is sending yucky emails and messages. Captain Broadband needs your help to find the nasty character. You need to navigate around Safety land answering questions. When you have answered them all correctly, the nasty character will be taken to jail and you’ll become a certified hero, just like Captain Broadband.

NSPCC Share Aware

We tell our children to share but online it’s different. In fact sometimes sharing online can be dangerous. That’s why we’re asking parents to be Share Aware and keep children safe online.

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