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ONLINE SAFETY

Online Safety for Parents & Carers

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At Bournes Green Junior School we take our duty to safeguard children from online risks very seriously. In an ever-changing world we know first-hand how challenging it can be to keep on top of new developments and also maintain awareness of what is out there and what children can be exposed to.

Online safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of online safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

Our teachers are all fully CEOP trained (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) and we offer an annual parent’s CEOP workshop to update parents on how to keep their children safe online.

As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves.  It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities.  But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content. 

To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet, gaming and social media, we've suggested some websites below containing information on different types of social media and how to help keep your children safe online.

This website is a collaboration between Parent Zone and CEOP, offering a variety of helpful information on how to keep your child safe online:

http://parentinfo.org/

This website allows you to search the content and risks of any game/website:

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

This website gives age-specific advice on how to keep safe online:

https://www.internetmatters.org/

This website gives guidance on how to protect your child on their smartphone:

https://www.tigermobiles.com/2015/05/how-to-protect-your-children-on-their-smartphone/

This website allows you to make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre

This website provides you with e-safety tips, advice and resources on how to keep your child safe online:

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

This website is an educational programme developed by CEOP for children, educators and parents:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/