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Online Safety Newsletter - June 2020

Safeguarding Hub for Parents

With children likely spending more time online, now is a good time to remind parents of the risks certain websites, apps and social media can pose, so that they are aware of the steps they can take to protect their child.

 

We’ve created a safeguarding hub that allows your pupils’ parents to access interactive guidance on setting up parental controls on their child’s devices, as well as guidance on apps like TikTok, YouTube and Instagram and more.

Click the link below to view the safeguarding hub for parents. 

https://parenthub.thekeysupport.com?uuid=9ac640b5-6102-49d6-b1b5-801bafac2e03

Online Safety

Here at Northwood children often use the internet to enhance their learning.

In school we regularly have online safety activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

 

In today’s world children are able to access the internet at home on computers, mobile phones and game consoles. We want children to able to access the internet at home but would like to encourage all parents/carers to have a discussion with their child on the potential risks of using the internet.

This page aims to provide you with information and strategies to reduce these risks.

 

If you would like any further information please contact Sam Livesey or Diane Ball - Learning mentor Team.

THINKUKNOW

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

 

Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.

 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Internet Matters - Supporting Families Online

Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.

 

https://www.internetmatters.org/

London Grid for Learning

During school closures, LGfL DigiSafe continues to offer specialist support at coronavirus.lgfl.net/safeguarding including daily pupil worksheets, parent flyers and staff guidance (e.g. safeguarding for remote teaching, safe settings and policy updates).

https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/default.aspx

What is Net Aware? | O2 & NSPCC

Have you spoken to your child about their online safety? The NSPCC and O2 give you guidance around how to manage privacy settings to help start the conversat...

Parent Info

Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience.

 

http://parentinfo.org/

 

Some of the content covers internet safety, but it all starts from the assumption that young people make little distinction between their online and offline lives and the issues for parents are often the same. The aim is to help parents help their children be discriminating, web-literate and resilient.

 

http://parentinfo.org/article/online-teen-speak-updated



Speaking in coded language has been used for years by teenagers trying to hide something, or communicating in their own way.

 

The sudden growth of the online world allowed for more terms to appear and spread more quickly, creating a more universal, viral, version of the teen slang that’s been around for years.

 

Click the link above to view the Parent Info online teen speak article that includes some slang words and acronyms that have proved popular recently.

UK Safer Internet Centre

UK Safer Internet Centre: Childnet is part of the European Commission appointed UK Safer Internet Centre. Together with partners the Internet Watch Foundation and the South West Grid for Learning, we raise awareness about online safety, develop information materials and resources and organise high profile events such as Safer Internet Day. You can access a range of resources from across the UK, Europe and wider afield at 

Share Aware

Share Aware Help your child stay safe on social networks

 

We tell our children to share but online it's different. In fact sometimes sharing online can be dangerous. That's why we're asking parents to be Share Aware and keep children safe online.

 

Click the document below to see the Share Aware Guide for Parents.

Childnet Resources and Websites
 

Childnet:  Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. The Childnet website hosts all the online resources detailed below, as well as a number of recommended resources for young people, parents, carers and teachers.

Online Safety - Guide for Parents

Click on the link below to read an online safety guide for parents.

 

http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/e-safety/

Know It All

 

Know IT All: An interactive online safety resource that contains helpful videos and activities. This updated resource now contains the latest advice on cyberbullying and reporting. The essential online safety ‘Quick overview’ section has been translated into Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Punjabi, Urdu, Welsh and is also available in BSL. This resource is available online at 

Digizen

 

A website providing information and advice to encourage responsible digital citizenship. It shares advice and guidance on preventing and responding to cyberbullying including the film ‘Let’s Fight It Together’ and specific information on social networking. 

KidSMART

 

KidSMART - This award winning Childnet website is for children, teachers, parents and carers and offers fun games and activities for children alongside effective online safety advice. New! Don’t forget to check out our new Early Surfers’ Zone for 3-7 year olds where you can read the online stories ‘The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin’ and ‘Digiduck’s Big Decision’

Chat Danger

 

Chat Danger: A site for teenagers that shares advice on how to stay safe while chatting online; it gives real life accounts and highlights the potential dangers on interactive services like chat, IM, online games, email and mobiles. Young people can also write to the website for specific advice on different online situations

Young People & Social Networking:

Aims to help parents understand the positive andcreative ways young people are using social networking spaces (eg Facebook, Twitter and Google+). It also points out the potential risks of using these sites and ways to minimise these risks.

Facebook Family Safety Centre:

 

Provides useful information and tips for parents and carers, teens and educators. These pages do not require a Facebook account in order to view them. 

Google+ Safety Centre:

 

Provides useful information and tips for parents and carers, teens and educators. These pages do not require a Google account in order to view them.  

Twitter Help Centre -

 

Tips for Parents: Provides useful information and tips for parents and

carers. These pages do not require a Twitter account in order to view them.

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