It’s especially important for parents and carers to be aware of what their children are being asked to do as they access remote learning and spend increased time online during lockdown. Including:
- sites they will be asked to use
- sites children are using out of the ‘school day’
- school staff their child will interact with
Please ensure that whilst your child (ren) is working remotely you are aware of the work they are doing and the pages they are accessing. Below are some useful links where you can access more information on how to support your child online.
Please visit our Internet safety’ section in ‘parents’ for more information on our policies.
- Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
- Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
- Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
- Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
- Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
- UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services