Internet Safety and Cyberbullying
This page of our website is a source of information primarily for parents/carers to assist in safeguarding children when using the Internet and other electronic devices. At school the children learn about ways to keep safe via assemblies, as part of the curriculum in IT and within the classroom. We organise regular workshops for children and separate sessions for parents. We also participate in National Safer Internet Day.
It is important to remember that despite putting measures into place to prevent children encountering problems whilst using technology, they may still see or hear something inappropriate and/or become a victim (or perpetrator) of cyber bullying. Maintaining good communications about Internet safety with your children and gaining their trust in this subject will enable you to deal with these situations with the best possible outcome should they arise.
Click on the links below for a wealth of advice and activities. Many of these sites have areas that you can share with your children as well as separate advice for parents, children and teachers.
Digiducks big decision
Smartie the Penguin
MOMO Tik-Tok Instagram
thinkuknow - A website with a dedicated area for parents with useful FAQs about many aspects of safety online. It has lots of downloadable free resources and presentations on internet safety. It caters for a wide range of ages, including the very young. www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
This is a special unit of the police dedicated to cyberspace and has useful information and contacts if you have concerns about child safety www.CEOP.police.uk
Childnet - Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. The website has information and advice for children, parents and teachers. www.childnet.com
Internetwatch - This site has a
UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content as well as lots of information and advice. www.internetwatch.org.uk
Digizen - The Digizen
website provides information for teachers, parents and young people including advice and resources (films etc) on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying.
Play the Digizen game
to personalise and reinforce your learning about cyberbullying. www.digizen.org
NSPCC Shareaware - has useful tips for parents on discussing Internet safety with their children.
ESCB - The ESCB (Essex Safeguarding Children Board) website has useful information and links for children, parents and teachers. Click here for printable poster to remind children of some online safety tips.
Netaware - this site has a comprehensive guide and search tool to enable you to look up social networks, apps, websites and games.
Safer Internet Day Information Pages
Parents Conversation Starters
Supporting Young People Online
We hope you find this information useful. If you have any concerns or would like to discuss any aspect of Internet Safety or Cyberbullying with the school please contact us via contact page