Online Safety Parent talk
Many thanks to Kelly-Marie Taylor from the University of Suffolk for presenting Online Safety to parents and staff on 13th Feb 2019.
Kelly-Marie left the school with her presentation and some resource notes which we are able to share below.
Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Broke Hall School. We have measures in place in school, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any online safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our Online Safety and Acceptable Use Policy.
Online Safety is taught to all pupils as part of the computing curriculum, explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the online safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
To view our Online Safety and Acceptable Use Policy please click here.
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day 2019 took place on 5th February 2019. This year the theme of Safer Internet Day was ‘Together for a better internet.’ During the week of the 4th February, the children looked at how to keep themselves safe online and how important it is to think carefully before sharing information. Mrs Longhurst started the week with assembles for the children in Lower and Upper Phase, it was a little worrying listening to the children’s responses to some of the questions. For children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 parents joined classes for information sessions., which were well received.
We look forward to celebrating Safer Internet Day in 2020.
More information about Safer Internet Day and keeping safe online can be found from the following links:
Online Guides for Parents and Carers (National On Line Safety) Click here
Information and Online Resources (UK Safer Internet Centre). Click here.
Conversation Starters (UK Safer Internet Centre). Click here.
Supporting Young People Online (UK Safer Internet Centre). Click here.
Keeping up with the kids in a digital age (Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board). Click here.
E-Safety Guidance Leaflet for Parents and Carers. Click here.
Further help and Information
The following websites contain useful help and information for parents:
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
Internet Matters is an online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online.
Vodafone have produced a Digital Parenting Magazine which informs parents about the various technologies children are accessing today. There is information on Facebook settings, Xbox360 settings, jargon busting and many more 'How to Guides'. Well worth a read!