Safer Internet Day 2017
‘Be the change’ this Safer Internet Day
February 7th 2017 was Safer Internet Day and at Westminster Primary School we learnt about the power of images on the internet and why we should ask permission be for we upload images, what sort of information the image may contain and who else may be seing the image.
Thank you to all the parents that attended the e-Safety workshop on February 7th 2017, the presentation has been uploaded at the bottom of this page, and is called "Safer Internet Day 2017 - Presentation for Parents and Carers" we hope you found the workshop useful.
We will also be running additonal workshops through out the year and a drop in center on parents evening.
The next drop in session will be on 22/03/17 in the ICT suite during parents evening.
The Internet is a fantastic resource that can help our children grow and learn but we also need to make sure that they are safe online, and to help you we have put some links to websites and resources that you will find useful.
If you have any concerns or are looking for help and advice please ask to speak to Mrs Y Patel (Assistant Head Teacher) or Mr J Ashford (Senior IT Support Officer)
Click on the link below for a simple and free way to protect your family on line.
The four big internet providers - BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls that can be activated at any time. Video tutorials on how to download and use these controls are available on the UK Safer Internet Centre website.
The UK Safer Internet Centre has created this guide to answer commonly asked questions and introduce some of the most popular devices used by children, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly. Click on the link below.
Childnet’s guide contains helpful advice and information on supporting children and young people playing games online.
Aims to help parents understand the positive and creative ways young people are using social networking spaces (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). It also points out the potential risks of using these sites and ways to minimise these risks.
Resources for parents form CEOP
Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
A government website which gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone. Parent Zone (link is external) (link is external)was founded in 2005 and has a track record of providing information, support and advice to parents. In recent years, The Parent Zone's work has focused on the impact of digital technologies on families. We provide information, resources and training for parents and those who work with them. CEOP (link is external) is the child protection command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP reaches over three million children and young people a year through its Thinkuknow (link is external) education programme and regularly conveys its vital online safety messages to over 100,000 practitioners (such as social workers, teachers and police officers) registered to their network, who cascade these messages directly to children and young people.