We are aware that ‘TIK TOK’ is currently one of the most popular apps being used by young people. It is intended for users over 13 years if age. However, should you choose to allow your child to use it, please do read the checklist below to give you further information AND in order to ensure your child is safe online and has correct privacy settings applied.
INSTAGRAM is another popular app being used currently. It has a minimum sign up age of 13 years old. However, should you choose to allow your child to use it, please do read the checklist below to give you further information to help keep your child SAFE whilst using it. Further information available on this website: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/instagram/
Parental Advice on:
Keeping safe online is an important message that we regularly give to our children.
The world is becoming more reliant on, and introducing more forms of technology all the time. This is exciting, however also opens up further potential risk for those who are not informed of how to keep themselves safe online.
We link with our local PCSOs on e-safety, regularly inviting them to come into school to supplement the messages that we give in assemblies and in class.
We regularly communicate with parents and give messages on supervising their child’s online activity and censoring what they may access.
We have ‘Be Safe’ weeks throughout the year.
We take E-Safety very seriously at Sandy Lane Primary School.
We want our pupils to stay as safe as possible online and have provided links to resources below which offer information on:
- Advice on setting parental controls and filtering software
- Information on children’s rights and responsibilities
- E-Safety rules and how to report abuse
- Advice on how to deal with cyberbullying and online grooming
Guide to Parental Controls on commonly used devices
CBBC Stay Safe
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe or click the link below.
Interactive games, stories and songs for children about staying safe on the internet.
Think U Know
www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/ or click the link below.
Try the Cyber Cafe and learn all about safety in chat rooms, on email and SMS/Text messaging.
When you’re done, take the interactive test to see how much you know.
Digizen (Digital Citizen)
www.digizen.org or click the link below.
Information for Educators, Parents and Children on Digital Citizenship.
There are some very useful resources on subjects including Social Networking and a great Family agreement to download and print http://www.digizen.org/digicentral/family-agreement-print.aspx.
www.kidsmart.org.uk/ or click the link below.
Learn about the internet and being a SMART surfer.
www.netsmartz.org or click the link below.
Resources designed to help teach children how to be safer on & offline.
Designed for childern aged 5-17 years.
www.kidsmart.org.uk/teachers/ks1/digiduck.aspx or click the link below.
A story of friendship and responsibility online for KS1 children.
http://www.parentport.org.uk/ or click the link below.
ParentPort is run by the UK’s media regulators. They set and enforce standards across the media to protect children from inappropriate material.
Seen or heard something unsuitable for children? Maybe it was a programme on TV or online, a film, an advert, a video game or something in a magazine. At ParentPort you can find out about the standards expected from the media, make a complaint and share your views.
http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html or click the link below.
Vodafone have created a special Digital Parenting magazine, available on their parents pages, alongside all sorts of advice, information and tips
UK Safer Internet Centre
http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ or click the link below