St. Monica’s Catholic Primary recognises the importance of a safe online environment and encourages parents and carers to set age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices and use internet filters to block malicious websites. These are usually free, but often need to be turned on.
The following resources have been shared to support parents and carers to keep their children safe online:
Hackney Safer School App http://www.chscb.org.uk/staffapp/
City and Hackney Safeguarding partnership have launched an incredibly useful tool that advises parents on productive measures one can take in order to maximise online security on various e-portals including social media platforms. It also provides tips on generating good online habits and identifying suspicious activity and how to report it to the appropriate bodies.
Please take a look and download the FREE app at your own convenience.
National Crime Agency https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Online Safety during Corona-virus https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online
And here are some other useful links:-
- Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
- Parentinfo is a collaboration between Parent zone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
- Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
- Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
- London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
- Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
- Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
- UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services