Internet Safety Information

 

In Bridge Integrated Primary all parents and children have been asked to read and sign an Acceptable Use of the Internet agreement.  This is to promote e-safety in school.

Children 

Click on the following websites to play some fun games and learn more about staying safe online.

                    http://www.childnet.com/resources

                    www.thinkuknow.co.uk

                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/help/web/staysafe

                    http://www.digizen.org/kids/          < Info on cyber bullying - Upper K.S. 2

 

Advice and support for parents Parents

Parents should remember that it is also important to promote e-safety in the home and to monitor internet use.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/safer-internet-day-2018-top-tips-parents-and-carers

Advice sheet at a glance

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/technology-toys-and-the-internet/

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/6-10/  (Video clip and helpful advice leaflets)

https://www.internetmatters.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/PrimarySchoolGuideA5Booklet-PrintReady.pdf   (excellent handout with lots of great tips for keeping children safe online)

Here are few helpful tips:

  • Set up parental contols on any device which allows internet access.  Click on the following recommended websites for further advice:

                    http://www.netnanny.co.uk/

                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/parental-controls

  • Keep the computer in a communal area of he home.
  • Be aware that children have access to the internet via gaming stations and portable technologies such as smart phones.
  • Monitor the length of time you child spends online and discuss with them what they are seeing and using.
  • Advise children how to take care and to use the Internet in a sensible and responsible manner. Know the SMART tips.
  • Talk through SMART tips with your child and have them on display ear your computer as a reminder.

Internet Safety 2020

Throughout the year in Bridge I.P.S. all classes are taught how they can keep themselves safe online and what to do if they see something that makes them feel uncomfortable. 

As we approach Internet Safety Day 2020 on Tuesday 11th Februarywe will be joining schools and youth settings across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2020. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in Bridge, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year. 

We’d be delighted if you could join us in celebrating the day by continuing the conversation at home. To help you with this you may be interested in downloading the free Safer Internet Day resource pack for parents and carers which is available here: saferinternet.org.uk/sid-parents.

There are also top tips, a quiz and films which you can use at home with your child.

Some other resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online are:

  • Advice for parents and carers from Childnet
  • Tips, advice and guides for parents and carers from the UK Safer Internet Centre
  • Guides on popular apps and games from NetAware
  • Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites from Common Sense Media
  • Help on using parental controls and privacy settings from Internet Matters
  • Information and reporting of online grooming or abuse fromCEOP

 

P.6 and P.7 alongside their Shared Education partners from St. Ronan's will be having an Internet Safety talk with Wayne Denner on Friday 7th February 2020

Parents can click on the link below for some helpful advice and tips so that you can keep your children safe online at home.

https://www.waynedenner.com/blog/tiktok-safety-tips/

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For more fantastic up to date safety advice for parents on a variety of platforms such Fortnite, YouTube, Tik Tok, Snapchat to name but a few please click on the following link to get yourselves better informed to help keep our children safe. 

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/