Internet Safety

E-Safety

Technology has become integral to young people’s lives and is therefore important that they know how to stay safe online to make the most of the opportunities that the internet provides. Internet safety is taught as part of the curriculum appropriate to each key stage. Here at Dunston Hill Community Primary School we feel it is not only important to educate pupils on how to stay safe online but to encourage parents to continue conversations at home.

To support parent/carers in protecting their child at home we host a range of annual workshops to support parents such as Internet Safety, Anti-bullying and Dangers of Computer Games. All workshops are facilitated by our external Safeguarding Consultants to ensure we are able to share the most update information with parents/carers.

  • E-safety and Social Media – 4 March 2019 at 3.30-5.00pm
  • Anti-bullying – 11 March 2019 at 3.30-5.00pm
  • Managing behaviour – 18 March at 3.30-5.30pm

A creche facility is available for pupils to enjoy a cinema experience with a movie and popcorn.

We have shared the information provided to parents from the External Safeguarding Consultants who facilitated the sessions. Please click on the drop down menus below.

PARENTS ONLINE SAFETY

You will be aware the Internet hosts many exciting opportunities for education. The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, with unprecedented opportunities for learning and creativity, but just like the real world there are risks and dangers they should be aware of and which we should all act to protect them from. As a school we encourage the use of technology as an important part of our students’ development but always want them to spend their time online safely. As a parent/carer you can play a significant part in ensuring this.

Top Tips for Parents:

  1. Talk to your child, early and often
  2. Explore online together
  3. Know who your child is talking to online
  4. Set rules and boundaries
  5. Make sure content is age-appropriate
  6. Use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor and report content
  7. Check  they know how to use  privacy settings  and reporting  tools

Websites:

Childnet: http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

CEOP Think U Know Parents: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Internet Matters: www.internetmatters.org/

h2bsafer Safety Centre: h2bsafetycentre.com/

NSPCC: www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

For more information please download this helpful guide from Gem Education.

PARENTS DIGITAL LITERACY - GAMING

You will be aware the Internet hosts many exciting opportunities for education. The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, with unprecedented opportunities for learning and creativity, but just like the real world there are risks and dangers they should be aware of and which we should all act to protect them from. As a school we encourage the use of technology as an important part of our students’ development but always want them to spend their time online safely. As a parent/carer you can play a significant part in ensuring this.

Ways to help children play safe:

  1. Check the game’s content
  2. Know how to mute, block and report
  3. Be share aware – keep personal information private
  4. Activate safety settings
  5. Keep the conversation going
  6. Encourage a lifestyle balance

Websites:
Internet Matters:
https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/online-gaming/
Childnet:
http://www.childnet.com/resources/online-gaming-an-introduction-for-parents
UK Safer Internet Centre:
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology/gamingdevices
NSPCC:
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/online-games-helpingchildren-play-safe/
Have I Been Pwned?
https://haveibeenpwned.com/
Stay Safe Online:
https://staysafeonline.org/get-involved/at-home/gaming/
Ofcom:
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/advice-for-consumers/television/protecting-children/advice-guides-for-parents/parental-controls-for-games-consoles

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Guides for Parents

Social Media

Social media sites are a huge favourite with children, allowing them to stay in touch with friends over chat, meet new people with similar interests, and share photos and videos.

Used appropriately, social networks are a great place for young people to demonstrate their creativity. As a parent, there’s plenty you can do to ensure your children’s experience is both safe and fun.

We have gathered some guides from the most popular social media network like Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook below which can help ensure that your child’s social media has the correct privacy setting enabled.

 

Guides and Tips

  1. Instagram Guide for Parents
  2. Parental Control Instagram
  3. Parental Control Snapchat
  4. Parental Control Facebook
  5. Parental Control Tiktok Privacy and Safety Settings

Screen Time and Device Settings

Typically at this age children will start to be more active online so it’s important to equip them with the tools to strike a healthy balance between the time they spend on and offline, especially as they start to get their own devices. Find tips and advice to help them do just that.

 

Guides and Tips

  1. Balancing screen time
  2. Guide to managing children’s screen time
  3. Five top tips to manage children’s screen time
  4. Apple iPhone and iPad parental control guide
  5. Apple’s Family Sharing
  6. Android Smartphone guide

More guide and information can be found on Internet Matters by clicking here

Gaming consoles & Platforms

If your child is a keen gamer and uses a range of consoles or devices to play the latest games, take a look at our list of consoles, platforms and gaming apps parental control how-to guides to get up to speed on how to set the right level of protection to give them a fun and safe experience.

 

Guides and Tips

  1. View all game guides from Internet Matters here

Guides for Pupils