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Here at Bishop Aldhelm's we have put this logo on all our computers to act as a reminder to children of the need to stay safe online. They will also see this logo appear each time they access the Internet. It is to remind children to think about what information they give out when they are using any device that connects to the internet. Children have been taught not to give out any personal details (address, phone numbers, email addresses, name of their school etc) and if they are asked, to speak to an adult.
You may like to print this image yourself and put it on your own devices at home. We find that some devices such as games platforms children do not recognise as being connected to the Internet and it would help to remind them by having this familiar logo visible.
The button has been developed to offer anyone living in the UK a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to reporting routes for commonly used social networking sites, gaming platforms, apps and streaming services alongside trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting online harm to the RHC service for those over the age of 13 where an intial report has been made to industry but no action has been taken. RHC will review content in line with a sites' community standards and act in a mediatory capacity where content goes against these.
Children under 13 years of age are encouraged to tell an adult that they trust about what has happened and to ask for their help in reporting this going through our how we can help resource together.
RHC also have advice and links to reporting routes for other online harms people may come across or face, such as impersonation, privacy violations and intimate image abuse.
The RHC button provides a gateway to the RHC reporting pages, an area of the RHC website offering:
links to reporting routes on commonly used sites for 8 types of online harm
help, advice and support on what to do if experiencing or witnessing harm online
signposting to industry partners reporting forms and the ability to reportlegal but harmful content directly to RHC for further investigation
Parental controls can be used to block upsetting or harmful content, control in-app purchases or manage how long your child spends online. The good news is parental controls are really easy to set up.
Innocent searches sometimes reveal not so innocent results. So if you're worried about what you child is searching for online, who they're talking to or what they're seeing the links below and websites from the likes of the NSPCC can help.
Along with talking to your child regularly, using parental controls is one of the best ways to help keep children safe online.
The following guide was presented by the Safer Schools and Communities Team (SSCT) at our recent Online Safety Session for Parents. Please use this guide to help you set up your parental controls at home.
SSCT Online Safety Information for Parents - January 2019 (See document downloads at bottom of page)
ThinkUKnow is a fantastic resource to help you support your children keep safe online whilst they are off school.
Click here to access a Primary School handout for parents with useful tips and ideas.
Click here to access the Parents Page of the ThinkUKnow website where you and your child can report online incidences and find out more online safety advice.
Click here to access fun activities looking at online safety for your children to complete whilst they are at home.
NSPCC Online Parental Controls The NSPCC and O2 have lauched a campaign to illustrate how innocent searches online can lead to not so innocent results. It highlights how using parental controls to block or filter content can help keep children safe online and includes information on how to set up parental controls on mobiles and tablets, home computers, search engines and games consoles.
Check out the new edition (issue 7) of the Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine: Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine - Issue 7
At Virgin Media O2, we want internet users of all ages to enjoy all the wonderful things the web has to offer, safely. That’s why our experts have created a children’s internet safety test to help build awareness for parents and children of all ages to ensure they are better protected online. https://www.virginmedia.com/blog/online-safety/childrens-internet-safety-test
The following website will help you review current apps, games, films and video content which your child may have access to. It is a great resource for helping you to decide if they are appropriate for the age of your child: Common Sense Media
Created as part of Childnet's work in the UK Safer Internet Centre, the newly pubished hot topic looks at Digital Wellbeing, giving guidance to parents about the impact that the online world can have on the lives of children and young people.
The Dorset Police 'Safe Schools and Communities Team' have lots of online safety information and advice for parents on their website:
Click here to access their webpage.
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day is an annual event recognising the importantce of online safety with our children. Next year, Safer Internet Day will be on Tuesday 7th February 2023. Click the link below to download advice and information for where to go and how to address internet safety concerns.
Presented by Google, the 'Be Internet Legends' programme is designed to teach your child the skills they need to stay safe and have a positive time online. Parents and carers involvement at home can really help reinforce these key messages to help your child become more confident when exploring the online world.
Online gaming is very popular amongst children and adults and there is often a lot of information to take on board with keeping ourselves safe when gaming online. 'Ask about games' is an excellent website to explore different online games and the parental controls which can be put in place to help monitor safe use of different games. Click here to visit the website.
Online Safety information for parents in different languages https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/childnet-leaflets-eal
Online Safety information for parents regarding Disney+ and parental controls (click here - information from UK Safer Internet Centre)
Online Safety Information for parents: TikTok App (See document downloads below)
Online Safety Apps Factsheet for Parents (See document downloads below)
Online Safety information about Whats App Letter (See document downloads below)
Instagram Help Guide for Parents Safety advice directly from Instagram to help support conversations with children and putting parental controls in place.
Whole School Online Safety Information about Fortnite Letter (See document downloads below)