NSPCC Online Safety Briefing for parents 1/11/17: Key Messages
- Check out the apps and sites your child is using to make sure they are suitable. Regularly check your child’s phone and any message sites they use. Are their conversations appropriate? Remember to warn them that whatever they send online is always traceable and can’t be deleted. Don’t type or send anything online or by text that you wouldn’t do face to face.
- Children don’t think of people they’ve met online through social networking and online games as strangers, they’re just online friends, this can make them vulnerable.
- Talk about age ratings. Online games, movies, websites and social media sites will have an age rating or minimum age to sign up. Age limits must be followed to keep children safe!
- Set up parental controls. These can help you filter or restrict content on your home Wi-Fi (we have filters set at school) as well as phones, tablets and games consoles. Call the 02 and NSPCC online safety helpline on 0808 800 5002 nspcc.org.uk/onlinesafety for support and advice or pop into any 02 store ( you don’t have to be an 02 customer)
At Clover Hill we encourage and promote the importance of our children being safe online. We understand our responsibility to educate our pupils on eSafety issues; to teach them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to stay safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom. All of our families agree to follow our “Acceptable Use Agreement – eSafety rules”. Please remember our “eSafety and ICT / Computing Acceptable Use Policy” along with the rules of use and agreements are on our website should you wish to revisit them.