Dear parents and carers,
This page will feature a few key updates on online safety for parents. During lockdown, families and children in particular are using the internet more than ever. Families are constrained, our behaviours are changing and how we use the internet is changing. It’s now more important than ever that we support our children with how to be healthy digital citizens.
Our key pillars of online safety remain:
1) Talk to your child about how they use the internet,
2) Set boundaries and rules about how they will use devices. Many devices even allow you to set up time limits for apps in the app settings.
3) Be a role model: e.g. no devices at the dinner table.
Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday 9th February. The theme for this year’s day is reliability and trust – helping children to be critical thinkers of information they receive while using the internet.
To learn more about ‘fake news’, have a read of this PDF for parents:
Please find below several guides for your reference. You may also find useful information on the website below.
O2 have partnered up with NSPCC to give advice and support about online safety.
This is a link to their hub where you can find helpful articles and tips to help keep children safe online. To support parents and carers, O2 have set up a free helpline on 0808 800 5002. In addition, you can visit an O2 Guru in one of their stores for more advice.
Follow this web-link to learn about E-safety.
Think You Know is a great website to allow your children to learn about the safety of the internet, chat rooms, instant messaging (IM) and text messaging (SMS). The children are able to log on to this free resource, and depending on their age, they select the correct hyperlink taking them to the virtual world of a Cyber-Cafe.
If you would like to visit the website before you allow your children, then follow the link above for parent details, or the link below to see what your child would see.