Ofsted March 2015
Safer Internet - Parents & Carers
Safer Internet -Facts Sheet
At Bell Farm we take every aspect of your child’s safety very seriously. Following work with parents on e-safety at Parents’ Evening, we have decided to produce additional guidance, designed to give you advice on how to keep your child safe online. We will talk you through some of the risks children may face in the online world, how to talk to your child about e-safety, and guide you to further advice.
We also produce newsletters on key topics for parents and children which you can use as a starting point to get to know about some of your child’s online activity and talking about ways in which they can keep themselves safe. They are also available to download below.
Click here to download our newsletters. They are presented in two formats, one for parents, and one child-friendly version which you can discuss with your family:
Introduction to keeping your child safe online
Parent Advice: Social Networking Children's Letter: Social Networking
Parent Advice: Grooming Children's Letter: Stranger Danger Online
Our future topics will include Gaming, Cyberbullying, Inappropriate Websites, Viruses, Hacking and Security, Instant Messaging, Photo Sharing, and Webcams.
You may also find this document from the NSPCC helpful: A Parents' Guide to being Share Aware
The internet is an essential and everyday part of children’s lives. As a parent, it can be difficult to be certain about exactly what our children are doing online, and to know whether what they are doing online is safe.
There is a great deal of advice available for parents online, and Bell Farm would recommend that you visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk and www.internetmatters.org The NSPCC website also offers support and guidance.
The thinkuknow website is run by CEOP, a branch of the Police which deals with online safety and is full of helpful videos, advice, games and cartoons regarding online safety. There are sections for children, parents and schools with appropriate advice and guidance.
Internet Matters is aimed at parents and offers practical advice with regard to website content, how to set up parental controls and how to deal with inappropriate use and signposts to other useful resources. They are also supported by CEOP.
You may also find this leaftlet produced in partnership by the NAHT and Family Action helpful.
Statistics taken from Ofcom (2013) Children and Parents: media use and attitudes and Livingstone and Haddon (2009) EU Kids Online: Final Report
Top tips for getting started from Thinkuknow:
We hope that you find this initial guidance useful. In the meantime if you have any concerns regarding your child’s safety online, please use the resources we have detailed above or contact us directly at Bell Farm.
Mrs A Beardon
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