Online Safety

The internet and mobile phones have changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.

You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?

There are lots of useful tips about mobile phones, and how you as parents can take control of your child’s usage, on the website below.

This site aims to make online parenting simple and is worth spending some time looking at to ensure you are doing as much as is possible to protect your children.  Just click on the link below:

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GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be just “one click away” from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family’s use of the Internet.

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By clicking on the picture below you will be taken to the CBBC website, which contains many links and activities your child can undertake to reinforce the need for safety when using the internet and mobile phones.  This will help them make more informed decisions themselves.

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Below is one of the sites we have been using in classes recently – it has proved to be popular, especially the cyber cafe!