The internet is an exciting and fun place for adults and children to explore educationally and socially.
The challenge for parents, carers and teachers is to make sure our children are aware of the need to be safe and understand how to be safe when using the internet and technology.
Below is a list of recommended sites that contain useful information for keeping safe online;
- provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience. Schools can host the content on their own website and use it in any other ways (in letters to parents etc) that they want.
- online Safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
- an organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.
- the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre's own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
- specific help on how to set up internet controls at home. Guidance and articles for parents about keeping children safe online.
- a website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible digital citizens.
Herts for Learning produces a termly newsletter for parents and carers. which you can read here:
HFL E-Safety Newsletter
USEFUL INFORMATION SHEETS & DOWNLOADS:
Advice HandbookInstagram AdviceFacebook -Magic13Mind the Gap
Please download these helpful resources from Safer Internet Day to help your family stay safe online.
Understanding Safer Internet Day
For further information and advice on internet safety please visit National Online Safety