During this time, with children using online facilities more regularly, it is important to not forget about the importance of online safety. Why not try out some of these activities and ideas: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
As part of our continuing commitment to supporting both pupils and parents with online safety, we are delighted to be able to invite you to download, for free, the Safer Schools App.
The App is designed to support and protect children by education and empowering them (and their parents) both at school and at home.
As parents and carers, you will have access to information on the popular social media platforms used by children and their friends. You are also provided with an insight on critical issues such as bullying, sexting and gaming and are given easy to follow advice on how you can make your homes and the devices you give your children safer. As a parent, you can access the app by following the steps on the attached image and using the entry code: 7440.
Pupils, via their log-in (entry code: 9342), have access to age appropriate information, advice and guidance on keeping themselves safe online. This includes sharing images, information and privacy considerations. They also have access to content on bullying and sexting and are sign posted to pathways for help should they need it.
Through our on-going work with National Online Safety, we continue to be able to deliver an interactive online workshop for all our parents & carers.
The course can be taken at your own convenience and covers:
- Information about online dangers and the newest platforms
-The effects online vs offline identities can have on a child's mental health, wellbeing and lifestyle
- What online risks to look out for and how to protect your child
Please find below the URL you need to visit to register your account.
You will need to complete your details and select “I am a: Parent/Carer” from the dropdown:
Once you have registered, you will be able to access the ‘Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ course and National Online Safety’s Resources. This aims to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet.
If you have any questions, or trouble accessing the course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.