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)
There are several ways to help protect the whole family online. Firstly, antivirus software, secondly is looking at parental controls and finally, speaking to members of the family and watching and helping them when they get stuck and ask for help.
To help you we have put some links to products and information that will help you. For parental controls please click on the parental control tab on the left.
E-Safety activity kit
KnowBe4 also released a homecourse for parents that want to sit down with their kids and step together through interactive modules which teach kids and parents how to stay safe online. It's an hour's worth of training broken down in 8 modules that parents told us were the things that kept them awake at night:
- Online Banking Security
- Keeping Your Identity Safe
- Keeping Personal Information Confidential
- Protecting Children Online
- Securing Your Home Network
- Email & Attachments Safety
Please click on the link https://www.knowbe4.com/homecourse the password is homecourse
Knowbe4 have also created an E-Safety activity kit that you can do as a family. Please have a look at ActivityBook 1 and ActivityBook 2 at the bottom of the page.
ThinkUKnow Australia is an evidence-based education program led by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), delivered nationally in partnership with police and industry partners to prevent online child sexual exploitation.
We incorporate up-to-date research, real case studies and examples from reports made to the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation.
The program is pro-technology and addresses topics including self-generated child abuse material, online grooming, sexual extortion, and importantly encourages help seeking behaviour.
The program is a partnership with the AFP, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Datacom and Microsoft Australia, and in collaboration with all State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia.
ThinkUKnow have lots of resources for parents and carers please click on the link below
PCmag tested free antivirus have a read at what they found.
PCMag free antivirus tests 2023 - link
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.
Parents guide to technology - link
Resources for parents form CEOP
CEOPS own online website - link
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 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 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.