Online safety - keeping your kids safe at home

As one of the below documents states, "The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge. You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online."
 
Below please find some help sheets for some of the most common sites including risks and steps you can take to keep your children safe. It's worth taking the time to read these to ensure you've put the correct parental controls in place and that you're not allowing your child to visit social media that shouldn't be accessed at their respective age. Please also be sure to be particularly mindful of your older children where you may give them more independence and/or less supervision.

We're doing all we can in school to help educate them and keep them safe, but when it comes to social media they're accessing that outside of school so we need everyone working together to keep them safe. If there is anything else we can do, or if you have ANY suggestions or questions, please contact us.  
 
We were fortunate enough to have a very informative and interesting presentation from Paul Platts, an Education Computing Consultant from the LA. He has been kind enough to send us some documents with details on how to support your children with regards to keeping themselves safe online.