Online/e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe and North Featherstone Junior and Infants School has extensive security measures in place to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material.
5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids
Sharing photos, posting comments, playing video games -- these are just a few of the ways that kids interact online, but sometimes there are risks. Learn five ways to keep your kids safe on the internet.
Parent Info: An introduction
This video looks at the work of Parent Info, a collaboration between the National Crime Agency's CEOP Command and The Parent Zone. Parent Info is an information service for parents and carers which enables schools to provide high quality advice and information their own websites.
Some tips for you to help keep your children safe online
- Consider locating your computer or mobile devices in a family area where children’s online activity can be monitored or supervised.
- Talk to your child and ask them to show or even teach you how they use the internet and learn about websites or tools they like to use and why.
- Make sure your child knows it’s important that they tell an adult they trust if anything happens online that makes them feel scared, worried or uncomfortable.
- Remind children that they should use the same caution online as they would in the real world. Tell them they should never go to meet someone they have only spoken to online.
- Install antivirus software, secure your internet connection and use Parental Control functions for computers, mobile phones and games consoles to block unsuitable content or contact.
- Familiarise yourself with the age limits of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, ooVoo, Instagram etc. There’s an age limit in place for a reason, if you decide to allow your children on to these sites make sure you know how they can protect themselves while using these sites – for example knowing how to set appropriate privacy settings.
For more information and the latest news on online safety please visit the National Online Safety Website.
How to set parental controls
Many parents are put off using controls and settings as they think they will be difficult to set up, or complicated to use. With our step by steps guides, we can help make it simple and straightforward.
It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. It is essential to be realistic, the internet and technological advancements are here to stay; banning them will not work - often it makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is therefore essential.
Websites for more information
- 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.
- Parent Info is brought to you by CEOP and The Parent Zone.
- 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.
- Advice, guidance and "Top Tips" for both parents/carers and children can be found on this site.
- Visit the "Know it All" section for an interactive guide about online safety.
- Free up to date Security advice including using complex passwords, privacy settings, safe searching and social network.
- Other websites/documents you may find useful: