Online safety advice
Starting the Conversation
Sometimes it is hard to approach the subject of your child's online life with them and is almost a taboo in some households. The NSPCC has a range of very useful resources for families and children. A good one to start with is “Online life and offline life is just life” which is short but gives a starting point for conversations at an age-appropriate level. Remember to put in all of the relevant age restrictions on any new devices!
Reporting Online racial abuse
Digital technology plays a huge role in helping children learn, play and stay connected with friends and family.
‘Following the Euro 2020 Final on Sunday 11th July, the internet saw a huge range of support and celebration for the players who worked extremely hard to reach a major tournament final. However, unfortunately, there were also a lot of negative and hate filled messages shared online and offline directed towards Black players.’
This week children have been support with discussions following Summer Online Safety Assembly and how we live out school values of Care, Respect and Self-Control when using the internet.
Find further advice on reporting online racist abuse on the link below.
Digital wellbeing - 5 A Day
Digital technology plays a huge role in helping children learn, play and stay connected with friends and family. The Digital 5 a day framework from the Children’s Commissioner is useful to help children get the most from their time online and balance digital wellbeing with overall wellbeing. here https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/digital/5-a-day/
8 Top tips to keep children safe online
Online Safety News from Herts for Learning
We regularly review how we are delivering Online Safety lessons for children and supporting families in our community with Online Safety advice. Please find attached the summer Parent Advice and Guidance from Herts for Learning.
Online Safety News
Online Safety Posters
Safeguarding both adults and children is about preventing the risk of harm from abuse or exploitation or having the ability to reduce it by raising awareness and supporting people in making informed decisions.
Please find below posters from the Police Digital Security Centre.