Staying safe online is a challenge for our current generation of students. We include lessons on E-safety within our curriculum. We have also included some links to advice for parents and carers below.
To help protect children while they're online, follow these steps:
- encourage them to talk to you about how they use the internet and show you what they do - make sure they know they can come to you for advice
- have an agreement in place and set boundaries for their internet use, such as when and where they can use their devices and for how long
- check age ratings that come with games, apps, films and social networks to confirm whether they’re suitable
- activate parental controls on your home network and all devices including mobile phones and game consoles
- safe settings can also be activated on sites such as Google, YouTube and iPlayer
- get to grips with the blocking and report functions on any gaming sites and make sure they know how to use them too
- make sure they're aware of the risks of sharing images online and that you both know how to remove content should you need to
You can also find advice about things like setting parental controls or advising your child on good password practice at Get Safe Online.
E-Safety Resources for Parents