Arkwright Primary School

General online Safety Advice

 

Children regularly use different websites and apps from their parents, and it can be hard to keep up in this ever-changing digital world.

But the things that help keep children safe online are often similar to the things that keep them safe offline.

Talk about what they think is normal online and what behaviour to expect from others and from themselves.

Encourage them to think critically and question what they see online. Talk to them about where they go to get information they trust, talk about fake news, fake followers and scams. Help them develop a healthy suspicion of whether people are who they say they are.  

Share your knowledge and experience of relationships. For example, sometimes people seem nice at first and then they turn out to be mean. Let them know that you know this, they can talk to you about it. And that you won’t panic or punish them if they do.

Show them how to report any worrying behaviour they see online by clicking the CEOP button below.

We are helping prepare our children for their futures if we help them go online safely and responsibly. Many people worry about amounts of screen time, but there can be lots of positives about what your child is doing online – entertainment, keeping in touch with friends and researching homework – so quality screen time is what’s important.

Parental Monitoring Apps

Please find below a small selection of applications that parents/carers can use to monitor your child's online activity.  These companies are in no way connected to Arkwright Primary School and are displayed as an example of applications that are available to parents.

Please click on the logo's below to access their page.

                                                            

 

 Other online safety guidance and advice for parents are accessible below.

Online Safety Guidance for Parents

Digital Online Safety Training for Parents

Keeping children safe online | NSPCC

Thinkyouknow Advice

Internet Matters Advice