We love the internet in school. Pupils and staff use it regularly to enhance learning. It has also opened up the world through instant communication and provides a lot of pleasure and enjoyment.
Sadly,some people also use the internet to exploit and bully others and so that is why we are supporting Safer Internet Day. We want the children at Brennand's to continue to use the internet safely and responsibly; to be aware of risks and know when and who to ask for help. During the week the children will be participating in a number of short activities to learn about keeping safe when using the internet.
Online Safety support for parents and carers
A guide from Google to show parents how they can protect your family online.
YouTube Safety Centre - http://www.youtube.com/yt/policyandsafety/safety.html
The 'Digital Parenting Guide' from Vodaphone “Read about the very latest technology and challenges in our new magazine - our Expert View articles, ‘How to’ guides and Take Action checklists will help you to stay up-to-date and feel more confident about getting involved.”
Keeping Young Children Safe Online (UK Safer Internet Centre) - A useful eSafety Guide for parents
‘The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’, has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent.
Jigsaw Movie (CEOP) - "The film Jigsaw is a story about a young girl called Becky who likes to use social networking sites." The film is aimed at 8-10 year olds.
“The Parents Guide to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly”.
How to set up the parental controls offered by your internet provider (UK Safer Internet Centre)
The parents section of the Know IT All website. The site contains information about positive ways young people are using different technologies, what the risks are to users and it outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies.
BBC Webwise is part of the BBC website with help & support for all aspects of internet safety.
Child Safety Online Overview (Knowthenet)
The Digizen website - "This provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible Digital Citizens."
Beatbullying website (Cybermentors) - http://www.beatbullying.org/safety/
The Cybersmile Foundation website (The Cyberbullying Charity)