E-Safety - Keeping Children Safe
At St Lawrence, we take the issue of Internet Safety very seriously. The internet is a fantastic resource, but it can also bring risks, as some material may contain items which are illegal, deflamatory, inaccurate or offensive. We work with our pupils in school to help them understand the dangers and learn how to keep themselves safe. For additional security, we gain access to the Internet via an Internet Service Provider who has been recommended by Surrey County Council. They offer a filtering service for unsuitable materials for school children.
Do you know how to set parental controls to help keep your child safe online?
The following website helps you to set parental controls by giving you instructions for each device you have in your home. Have a look in the controls section on this website for more information.
Please follow this link for information on parental controls. http://www.internetmatters.org/
Please follow this link for information on digital family life. https://parentzone.org.uk/
For expert information to help children and young people stay safe online, please visit http://parentinfo.org/
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button. [OFFICIAL] 6 Version 3 – March 2017 If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
Please visit this site for age appropriate guidance and information https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Online safety home activity worksheets are available here.
This is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents, and agencies, produced by the children's internet charity Childnet International. It is aimed at primary school children and includes the adventures of the SMART crew and Smartie the penguin https://www.childnet.com/
The site provides unbiased information, rating and reviews of films, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music to help parents/carers to be more aware of the digital media that their children/young people are using. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people's online experiences and behaviours https://www.digizen.org/
Great site for checking the suitability of websites. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/?order=title
Please follow the link below for information giving parents and carers details on how to safely use 'SnapChat'
Add an advert blocker to your web browser. https://adblockplus.org/
Film and TV view what's right for you https://www.cbbfc.co.uk/resources
Tools for parents - helping parents to make gaming safe for children https://videostandards.org.uk/RatingBoard/parents
Internet Matters org - Parental controls and privacy settings Guides https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/