We are aware that the internet is a very much part of all of our lives. We need to ensure that we try to keep ourselves and our families safe.
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
It is useful for parents to be aware of the age limit restrictions on some social media platforms. These apps have age limits for a reason, and we strongly urge you to support us in avoiding the use of these apps at home.
Social Media Age Limits:
NSPCC have a section on their website to support parents, carers and children with online safety advice. They are here for children – to protect them and help them recover from abuse. For more information, please click here.
ParentZone is the go-to place for advice and support on digital tech issues and uses in the home. For more information, please click here.
A great website for parents who want hints, tips and tricks on how to manage devices and restrictions within the home. For more information, please click here.
Tips for staying safe online:
- Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
- Know how to use the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you. For more information on CEOP and how to make a report, please click here.
Helpful links to look at with your family: