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Keeping your child safe online

Our Lady of Grace Junior School staff are committed to helping parents keep their children safe when using technology. In school we monitor the devices, filter the content and use technology to teach and learn in a safe way.  The same kinds of monitoring and filtering can be achieved at home too. However, the increase in mobile technology and apps is causing issues for a small number of children. 

 

The guides below are designed to support you in understanding the apps and games that your children are telling us they use. We hope you can use them to help protect your child and consider just how appropriate these apps are for your family.   

Letter sent to parents September 2021 providing online safety advice

 

Autumn 2021

Dear Parents,

 

At the moment,  your children will be spending even more time on the internet whether it is to access work, stay in touch with friends, watch vlogs or play games.  As a result of this, it is more important than ever that our children are sensible and safe users of the internet who follow the SMART rules that we have taught them.

 

To help support you with this, we have collated a number of very useful resources for you.   

 

1) Information about the potential risks and links to free anti virus and parental control software which can be found in the letter below which was sent out today.

 

2) Parent guides to commonly used websites and games such as Tik Tok, Fortnite etc.

 

This information can be found at the bottom of this page.  Updated (January 2022)  parental guidance leaflets can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

Mrs Hart

Safeguarding Leader

Parental Controls to keep your children safe online

Parental Controls for iphones

Remember that it is very important to chat with your children on an ongoing basis about staying safe online.

If you’re not sure where to begin, these conversation starter suggestions can help.

 

· Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.

· Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?

· Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.

· Encourage them to help someone! Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.

· Think about how you each use the internet. What more could you do to use the internet together? Are there activities that you could enjoy as a family?

 

Keeping the dialogue open with your children is crucial so that if they do see something upsetting online that they will be able to talk to you about it both at this age and as they get older.

Guidance for Online Safety

 

 

 

Social networking sites such as Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter are very popular with young people (even those of primary age) as they allow young people to be creative online and keep in touch with their friends.

 

However, these sites stipulate a minimum user age of 13 as they are not suitable for children below that age.  Please see further information and guidance in the leaflet below about young people and social networking. 

Understand how these games work

How are primary schools supporting children's online safety?

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