Online Safety at Home
At Houghton Conquest Lower we recognise the importance of ensuring that children are safe using technologies both inside and outside of school. Supporting families online is important to us and we hope that the following information will help you to access expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.
Should you require advice, or have any questions about e-safety, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher or our Headteacher.
- An NSPCC E-Safety Leaflet for parents can be viewed by clicking here.
- A DfE Leaflet on Cyberbullying can be viewed by clicking here.
E-Safety websites useful for parents and children can be viewed by clicking here.
- http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk – An educational website designed specifically for young children, teachers and carers. Activities on this website can be enjoyed with your children, as well as information being provided to support parents.
- http://www.getsafeonline.org/ – A comprehensive website on internet safety for parents including a section on safeguarding children on the internet.
- http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/ – An award winning website, providing useful information for parents as well as activities for children to enjoy and learn from.
- http://www.netsmartzkids.org/ – A vibrant and entertaining website, allowing children to be totally cool and show their friends how much they know about Internet safety by watching the video clips, reading the e-books and playing the games.
- http://www.att.com/Common/images/safety/game.html – Visit Safety Land, normally, a very nice place to live, but a nasty character is sending yucky emails and messages. Captain Broadband needs your help to find the nasty character. You need to navigate around Safety land answering questions. When you have answered them all correctly, the nasty character will be taken to jail and you’ll become a certified hero, just like Captain Broadband.
- http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents/digital-parenting.html – The Digital Parenting website and magazines offer parents information and advice about the latest digital technologies and the kind of challenges children and teenagers might face in their digital world. Their 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 with e-safety.
- https://www.net-aware.org.uk – From Facebook and Instagram to Snapchat and Tumblr, a simple no-nonsense guide for parents from NSPCC and O2 to the social media, apps and games that kids use!
- http://parentzone.org.uk/about-us – Parent Zone is devoted to providing expert information to families and schools. We find, curate and check the best available information on all of the issues that are caused or amplified by the internet.
- http://childnet.com – a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
- http://saferinternet.org.uk – e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
- https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/2017/08/06/digital-5-a-day/ – the Digital 5 A Day provides a simple framework that reflects the concerns of parents/ carers as well as children’s behaviours and needs. It can also act as a base for family agreements about internet and digital device use throughout both the holidays and term time.
- https://www.internetmatters.org/ – Helping parents keep their children safe online.
E-Safety leaflet for parents of 0 – 5 and 6 – 10 year olds can be viewed by clicking here.
Britannica Digital Learning – E-Safety Guide can be viewed by clicking here.
Advice and information about parental controls on the Wii can be viewed by clicking here.
Advice and information about parental controls on the Playstation can be viewed by clicking here.
Advice and information about parental controls on the X-Box can be viewed by clicking here.