There are lots of great things to do on the Internet but, you also need to know how to stay safe online and what to do if you come across something you don’t like. Click on our Digital Citizenship Contract to read the Academy rules for responsible IT use.
Links for Children
Stay safe whilst you are using your computer. The sites below will help you:
- Think U Know for 5 to 7 year olds – 5, 6 or 7? This website has been set up just for you, to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.
- Think U Know for 8 to 10 year olds – showing you what’s good, look at what’s not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.
- Kids Smart – gives advice on how to stay safe on the Internet, whatever you are doing including searching for information, playing games, listening to music and entering competitions.
- CBBC Stay Safe: Advice on Internet Safety – includes interactive clips from Tracy Beaker, a Newsround Special and Dongle’s Guide to be SMART.
Links for Parents and Carers
Using the internet can make learning fun, fast and easy. The following sites offer help to keeping you and your child safe online:
- ‘Get Safe Online’ – this is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy to understand information online.
- The Child Exploitation and On-line Protection Safety Centre – for parents is also another great source containing a wealth of information to enable you to help your child stay safe online.
- BBC Webwise online safety course – this site gives advice on not only keeping your child safe, but also gives tips on what adults should be doing for themselves too.
- Think U Know – Parents and Carers – produced by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Their site offers really good advice on keeping your child safe online.
- DirectGov Internet Safety – offering advice on Cyberbullying, Social Netwroking, downloading files and online gaming as well as general advice on keeping your child safe online.
- Are you a switched on Parent? – click to find out!
- How to protect your children on their Smartphone The guide is user friendly and can act as a quick reference for parents when discussing smartphones with their children.
- Keep them safe – free online course to help parents to protect their children against sexual exploitation