There are lots of great things to do on the Internet but you also need to know how to stay safe online and what to do if you come across something you don’t like. Click on our Digital Citizenship Contract to read the Academy rules for responsible IT use.
Links for Children
There are lots of great things to do on the Internet, but you also need to know how to stay safe online and what to do if you come across something you don’t like.
- Think U Know for 5 to 7 year olds – 5, 6 or 7? This website has been set up just for you, to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.
- Think U Know for 8 to 10 year olds – showing you what’s good, look at what’s not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.
- Kids Smart – gives advice on how to stay safe on the Internet, whatever you are doing including searching for information, playing games, listening to music and entering competitions.
- CBBC Stay Safe: Advice on Internet Safety – includes interactive clips from Tracy Beaker, a Newsround Special and Dongle’s Guide to be SMART.
Remember our Academy motto for staying safe on-line:
ZIP IT means keeping your personal stuff private and thinking about what you say or do online.
BLOCK IT reminds you to block people who send you nasty messages and not to open any links and attachments you receive by email or through social networks if you’re not 100 per cent sure they’re safe.
FLAG IT is the final piece of advice. It stands for flagging up to a parent, guardian, teacher or someone in authority anything that upsets you while you are online or if someone asks you to meet up in the real world.
Links for Parents and Carers
Using the internet can make learning fun, fast and easy. The following sites offer help to keeping you and your child safe online:
- BBC Webwise online safety course – this site gives advice on not only keeping your child safe, but also gives tips on what adults should be doing for themselves too.
- Think U Know – Parents and Carers – produced by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Their site offers really good advice on keeping your child safe online.
- DirectGov Internet Safety – offering advice on Cyberbullying, Social Netwroking, downloading files and online gaming as well as general advice on keeping your child safe online.
- Are you a switched on Parent? – click to find out!
- Digital Parenting Guide
Digital Parenting is created for parents and schoolteachers to help them give children the life skills they need to thrive in the always-connected digital world. Providing essential knowledge and help build confidence as you guide your children through the challenges of life online.
There’s information and advice from experts, parents and teachers on a range of topics, including how to:
• Teach your child digital resilience
• Navigate the pitfalls of social media
• Cope with online peer pressure
• Manage your family’s screen time
• Protect your family from cyber crime
• Use parental controls and settings to stay safe
- Keep them safe – free online course to help parents to protect their children against sexual exploitation