Online Safety

Tuesday 5th February 2019 is Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is a fantastic opportunity to have a conversation with children about using the internet safely, responsibly and positively. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, foster carer, aunt, uncle or older sibling – we can all play a role in empowering children to enjoy their time online! This year, the UK Safer Internet Centre is particularly focusing on how consent works in an online context and exploring how young people ask, give, and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data. These conversation starters are a great way to help you talk about these issues with children.

Please see below for more information.

Please see this updated page on keeping your under 5's safe online:

Keeping you safe online

At School

At Moss Lane we want staff, children, parents and carers to create a school community that embraces the use of new technologies.  We promote the use of ICT to enhance learning and teach the children how to keep themselves safe. All staff ensure the children know how to stay safe online, are following our SMART rules and understand how to use Hector’s World Safety Button. Children also know how to report any problems or incidents straight away.

At Home

As a parent/carer you will know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves.  Using technology does have its risks so we highly recommend you monitor your child’s activity on the internet, engage with your child regarding their use and refer to the NSPCC checklist.

Tips to help keep your child safe online

Web Links for Parents/Carers

NSPCC This website has a wealth of information about how to keep your child safe online

Childnet International a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children

National Online Safety Twitter Blog This blog is another great resource for safety advice and tips

VPNMentor This is an incredibly in-depth guide that will help you protect your child online. It covers a range of media and is useful right in to their teenage years.

Internet A really useful site with, among other things, information about how to set up parental controls on devices around your home.

Get Safe On-Line This is a UK Government sponsored site containing lots of helpful information.

The Virtual Global Taskforce The VGT is an international organisation dedicated to making the internet a safer place, especially for children. It was set up by police forces in Britain, America, Canada and Australia.

Internet Watch Foundation  Here you can report any illegal content that you come across on the internet.

CEOP This website gives you information about how you can report online abuse

E-Safety Magazine #DITTO (Alan MacKenzie, e-safety advisor)
Alan Mackenzie is an independent consultant specialising in online safety, specifically within education to children, young people, schools and other organisations, and parents. Alan is a strong believer that technology, for the most part, is neutral; behaviour is the most important aspect.
In this edition of Alan's e-safety newsletter, #DITTO, he looks at:

  •         How safe are our children report
  •         YouTube app review
  •         The Cybersurvey
  •         Online safety tickboxes
  •         Hashtags
  •         Wellbeing
  •         Pornography
  •         GoBubble
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