Bishop Aldhelm's CE

Primary School

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Online Safety

Online Safety

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.

 

Keeping your child safe online whilst they are off school

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. 

Click here to access the Government's latest advice for keeping your child safe online during the Coronavirus outbreak. Some extra links have been added for parents and carers. 


Useful Links

  • ParentINFO Website

  • CEOP Website

  • 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. 

  • Vodafone Digital Parenting website 

  • Check out the new edition (issue 7) of the Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine: Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine - Issue 7

  • 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 


Parental Controls                                                                                                        

Parental controls are an important way to keep your child safe online.

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)

 

Digital Wellbeing - Guidance for parents

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. 

Click here to access the guidance

 

Safe Schools and Communities Team

Download the latest online safety newsletter from 'Safe Schools and Communities Team': 

SSCT Online Safety Newsletter for Parents Autumn 2019

SSCT Online Safety Newsletter for Parents Summer 2019

SSCT Online Safety Newsletter for Parents Spring 2019

 

Safer Internet Day 

Safer Internet Day is an annual event recognising the importantce of online safety with our children. This year, Safer Internet Day was on Tuesday 9th February 2021. Click the link below to download advice and information for where to go and how to address internet safety concerns. 

UK Safer Internet Centre 

 

Be internet legends! 

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. 

Click here to find out more and download this free resource for families

 

New information regarding online safety with apps and online gaming:

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)

 

 

Parental Controls

Parental Controls

Children and screentime

Children and screentime

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SSCT Dorset Logo

Stop Think Logo

Stop Think Logo

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