Online Safety Advice

 

  The internet and online technologies are an important part of children’s lives at home and school, providing great opportunities for learning, communicating, playing and creating. As we know, these technologies create huge opportunities for us all, however, they can sometimes be a bit overwhelming, and present challenges to keeping your family safe online.

We go to great lengths to keep your child safe whilst using the internet in school. However, it is recognized by all leading agencies, including the Department for Education & Skills that using the internet can never be 100% safe. We are routinely conducting  online safety assemblies and tutor group workshops as well as dedicated  units in personal development lessons and Esafety ICT lessons.

Schools across the UK are now closed to most families. We know this is a difficult time for most parents. This page is intended to provide you with support and resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child. 

Advice for  Parents and Carers

The parent  and carers help sheets below contain key online safety advice and links to think you know resources, as well as support services.

Think You Know help sheet for primary  school children click here.

Think You Know help Sheet for secondary school children  click here 

Digital Advice  from Merseyside Police  containing  top tips that parents and guardians can follow to help keep their child safe online   Parent-Advice-Guidance-Digital-PCSO.pdf

Home  Learning Activity Packs

Click on the links below to download your first home activity packs for each age range. Each pack contains two 15 minute activities to do with your child, using Thinkuknow resources. The next two will be released in a fortnight’s time.

Home activity pack for 4-5s

Home activity pack for 5-7s

4-7s Reward Chart

Home activity pack 8-10s

Presentation containing First to a million film 11-13s

Home activity pack 14+

Home activity pack 11-13s

Useful Websites

CEOP Internet Matters Online games Parental Controls Talking to your child about online safety
parentinfo
How to make a report
How to make a report
 NSPCC  Safer Internet centre  Lets talk about life online  Think You Know

 Useful Links

7 Questions to ask your Child
Esports- A guide for Parents
What you need to know about Fortnite:Battle Royale poster
What you need to know about Snapchat poster
Teen Translation Tool- Slang your child maybe using and what it means
Online Safety Guide 2017
Complete guide to Snapchat
A parents guide to CSE
Sexting
Understanding CSE
Childline Sexting advice
Safer Internet Day 2018 Parent and Carers resources
NSPCC
NSPCC Sexting advice
SnapChat SnapMap warning
Apps identified by Merseyside Police that have been used for child sexual exploitation
Risky Apps: List of apps and risks associated  
ParentZone Parent Guides
Esafety A Parents perspective
Safer Internet Day 2017 Conversation starters
Safer Internet Day 2017 Information and resources
Facebook parent portal 
Blackberry Parental Controls
How young people are sharing their location
 Reporting illegal contents to Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
Vodafone Content Control
Vodafone Guardian App for smartphones
Windows 7 Parental Controls
YouTube Safety Mode
Social Media Tips for Parents
https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/
http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers
Ceop Parentinfo website
Facebook Privacy Controls
Google Safe Search
Simsimi app risk
Blackberry App World Controls 

 

Parents and Carers Help sheets

The parent  and carers help sheets below contain key online safety advice and links to think you know resources, as well as support services. 

For Early Years and Primary

 For Secondary

Parents and Carers Help sheet for primary

Parents and Carers Help sheet for secondary.

Home Activity Packs

Once you have read the help sheets, click on the links below to download your first home activity packs for each age range. Each pack contains two 15 minute activities to do with your child, using Thinkuknow resources. The next two will be released in a fortnight’s time.

 For Early Years and Primary

For Secondary

Home activity pack for 4-5s
Home activity pack for 5-7s
4-7s Reward Chart
Home activity pack 8-10s
Presentation containing First to a million film 11-13s
Home activity pack 14+
Home activity pack 11-13s