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E-Safety

O2 and NSPCC have put lots of information on their website o2.co.uk/nspcc to help you enjoy the best of the digital world safely and confdently. If you would prefer to speak to someone you can call the Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002. Lines are open 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 8pm at the weekend and will be free of charge.

NSPCC Net Aware has information about the most commonly used apps by young people. net-aware.org.uk Uk Safer Internet Centre  has further advice and guidance for young people and parents about staying safe online. saferinternet.org
NSPCC Share Aware has ideas on conversation startersyou can use with your children and advice about staying safe online. nspcc.org.uk/shareaware

NSPCC helpline is open 24 hours a day, ready to give supportand advice to any adult who's worreid about a child.
Call 0800 800 5000
Visit nspcc.org.uk/help
email: help@nspcc.org.uk

ThinkuKnow for parents advice for parents about CEOP's ThinkuKnow education programme.
thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

 

 

The internet is a fantastic place overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people, and  just like pupils across the country, the pupils here at St. Monica's spend a great deal of time using the internet within school and at home. This is why it is important pupils learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities.

One way to make browsing the internet safer at home is to use a 'safe search' search engine.

Safe searching 

Below are links to search engines designed for children to use on the internet. 


www.safesearchkids.com


 



www.askforkids.com


 


www.kids.yahoo.com



 



www.kidsclick.org 



 

www.childnet.com 

 


 

And below is a link to the education version of YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/education

We also encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.

Setting up internet filtering and parental controls

We also suggest parents visit the website link below for up to date information on Facebook privacy settings, as whilst we know that no children under the age of 13 should be on Facebook, if they are then they should be educated as to how to ensure they are safe.

www.internet-safety.yoursphere.com

In school, children learn about E-Safety through a scheme of lessons along with assemblies. We also encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safety when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home.

Our aim is to ensure that our children know to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting this page and clicking the report button below.

CEOP also has a great website of information on E-Safety for parents. Please click the link below to visit the page.

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

The website provides excellent clear guidance for children about E-Safety, so please click on the following link and have a read: there are separate sites for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

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


 

8 top tips for responding to viral challenges and crazes in schools

https://www.childnet.com/blog/-advice-for-schools-on-responding-to-online-challenges
Advice for professionals on how to respond to any viral challenge,craze or hoax they may come across.

 


www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe - Learn to stay safe whilst you use the internet with Hacker and the Horrible Histories team. 

 



www.kidsmart.org.uk - Top tips, from downloading software to social networking, it's all here.

 


www.childnet-int.org/kia/primary/ - Do you think that you 'know it all'? Then check out the childnet site to see if you are right.

 


www.nspcc.org.uk
 - Very useful site for parents, with information on the risks of modern technology and how to keep children safe

 


www.parentsprotect.co.uk
 - This site holds lots of good information for parents.

 

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