We understand that children start using computers from a very early age and are increasingly using the Internet more and more whether it is at home, in school, on their mobile phones or on a games console. With this in mind, Internet Safety and knowing how to help protect children and young people online is essential. We ensure our children are taught annually about online dangers.
Just as you want to keep your child safe in the real world, you will want to do the same in the virtual world. THINK-U-KNOW is a great website.
Educating yourself, about online safety, will enable you to educate your child on how to keep safe and give them the tools they need to navigate their online world without being hurt.
The NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works to protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies. Their website offers further support in how and when to make use of this report function. The PCSO also comes in to talk to the children about this later in the year.
Below are a few links to some very useful information regarding e-safety for parents, carers and children:
- Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- Internet Safety Zone – Look in the ‘Under 13s’ section for useful safety advice and information.
- Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
- Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Bullying UK – Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
- Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
- Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
- BBC Stay Safe – Test your Internet safety knowledge with Hacker and help the Horrible Histories gang stay safe online.
- Net Smartz Kids- Click on the image opposite to visit the Net Smartz Kids website for lots of e-safety activities.
- Childnet International – website to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.