A reminder about internet safety.
It is inevitable at this time that you children will be spending a much greater proportion of their day online. However, it is important to continue to ensure that this time online is conducted in a safe manner. These are some basic requirements for safe internet use:
• Primary age children should only access the internet in shared areas of the house where monitoring is possible, and never alone in a bedroom
• Parental controls should be enabled on the highest setting. Beware of phones using mobile data. If possible ensure that where smart phones are being used, it is via home internet with parental controls in place
• Children are instructed at school that they should only access sites specified by the teacher. It is important that you have this rule at home too.
As people get used to being home during the COVID-19 lockdown, our devices and the Internet will play a big role in keeping us connected to news, entertainment and distraction! To help you stay safe online we've put together our best online safety tips to get you through your days at home.
CEOP have created some weekly activities that children can complete in order to stay safe online.
There is one for 5-7s and one for 8-10s.
Please click the thumbnail below:
Think you know how to stay safe online?
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. (http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/)
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"A place to help you boss your life online!" BBC Own It has lots of amazing resources, as well as great videos about how to safely use: vlogging, gaming and social media.
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Test your Internet safety knowledge with Hacker and help the Horrible Histories gang stay safe online.
Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents, and agencies, produced by the children's internet charity Childnet International.
At Ryvers we value the development and expansion of the use of I.C.T., and particularly the internet, and the way that this has transformed learning in our school in recent years. Children and young people will need to develop high level I.C.T. skills, not only to maximise their potential use as a learning tool, but also to prepare themselves as lifelong learners and for future employment. We believe that the benefits outweigh the risks, but only where children are taught about risks associated with the internet and empowered to protect themselves from potential harm, both within and outside school.
The Key Stage 1 children have been taught the Superhero Sid's Top Tips for staying safe on the internet:
Other Useful Websites:
http://www.swgfl.org.uk/Staying-Safe/e-Safety-Movies - The Golden Rules