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.
Online safety Newsletter January 2023
New videos to use at home looking at online safety
Parent Info - A collaboration between CEOP and The Parent Zone.
The Parent Zone was founded in 2005 and has a track record of providing information, support and advice to parents. In recent years, The Parent Zone's work has focused on the impact of digital technologies on families. They provide information, resources and training for parents and those who work with them.
CEOP is the child protection command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP reaches over three million children and young people a year through its Thinkuknow education programme and regularly conveys its vital online safety messages to over 100,000 practitioners (such as social workers, teachers and police officers) registered to their network, who cascade these messages directly to children and young people.
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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.
http://www.swgfl.org.uk/Staying-Safe/e-Safety-Movies - The Golden Rules
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
As part of our participation in the Speak Out Stay Safe programme, our colleagues from the NSPCC delivered an online workshop session for parents. Please follow the link below for further advice and guidance on how to keep our children safe online.