ONLINE SAFETY

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    Click here to view information about safeguarding and child protection, including our polices.


    Every class in school discusses with the children how to keep safe online as part of our PSHE Scheme of Work.

    Our online Safety Policy can be read here. 

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    Click on the icon for a wealth of easy to  access information provided by
    Lancashire's Safeguarding Board to  help you keep your  child safe online. ​


    CEOP Reporting Button - click on the icon to report any online safety incidents.


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    Parental Support 

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  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries  around  online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support;
    • Commonsensemedia  provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents;
    • Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying;
    • Government advice about security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls;
    • Internet Matters   provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips        to help children get the most out of their digital world;
    • Let’s Talk About It  provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation;
    • London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe            online;
    • Stopitnow  resource from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including          children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online);
    • National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow  provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online;
    • Net-aware  provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games;
    • Parentzone  provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online;
    • Parent info from Parentzone and the National Crime Agency provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations;
    UK Safer Internet Centre  provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online.



​    Top tips when allowing children to play online games:

    Check the Age Rating of the Game - Just like with films, you should check the games age rating before 

    allowing your child to play. 

    The organisation ‘PEGI’ set age ratings for games and classify their content according to what is appropriate 

    for different age groups. 

    Limit the amount of time your child is spending on games. Some games are online worlds which never end 

    and it can take hours to complete missions. 

    It is important to limit the amount of time your child spends online. Be aware of how long they spend gaming 

    and set rules, just like you would when watching TV. 

    Ensure they take regular screen breaks, 5 or 10 minutes for every 45-60 minutes. 

    Things can go wrong when gaming and many games now have an online chat facility. 

    It is important that your child knows what to do when something does happen, or when someone says 

    something they don’t like. Make yourself and your child aware of how to block or report people​.

    Set parental controls - come into school and ask for help and advice if you are not sure.


    Clicking on the icons of the games will take you to parental advice to help keepyou in the know. ​


          


    Click on the icon for information about 'Sharenting' - the information you share about your child online.


     Click on the image of the  apps to read information from net-aware.org.uk about each one. 


Clash Royale     ​  Snapchat  Kik     Musical.ly

 Club Penguin   CSR Racing   Facebook YouTube  


 Discord     Dubsmash       Episode       Face Time      Fifa Football      


         Friv     Google Hangouts        Grand Theft Auto​       Instagram   


         Clash of the Clans​







     The Children's Commissioner published a report entitled  A life in 'Likes' -  8 - 12 year olds views on
     social media.

     Click on the icon to read a summary of it.     ​






































 

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