At Glebe, we believe that it is not only important to teach children about online safety at school, but also to support good practises at home. We hope that by working together, we can teach our children how to be safe digital citizens. Please look out for e-safety related news on our weekly newsletter.
E-Safety Top Tips for Parents
1. Keep the computer in a family area, not in the child's bedroom
2. Use 'child lock' or filter settings on your Web browser to help prevent unsuitable site access by your child.
3. Regularly supervise the sites your child is visiting.
4. Encourage your child to use their Favourites list to access the sites you have approved to prevent accidental entry to unsuitable sites.
5. Discourage your child from using social Networking sites e.g. MSN, Facebook, Bebo etc. to keep them safe from cyber bullying.
6. Teach your child to switch the monitor off or close the laptop lid, then fetch or tell you if something unsuitable appears on the screen. This is what we do in school.
7. Agree with older children what sites they are allowed to access.
8. Keep all personal details private and be aware of stranger danger.
9. Above all, encourage your child to talk to you about the web sites and electronic devices they are using at home and school.
If you have any concerns or would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to speak to us. You can find out more about how children use social media, the apps they use, the risks they face, how to use privacy settings, and advice and tips about how to talk to your children at:
· Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
· London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
· Net-aware – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
· Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
· Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
· UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers
Take a look at this free app, it's packed with the latest online safety guides which empower you to keep your child safe in the online world.
Please see useful guides below: