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Online Safety

Internet Safety

At Connaught Junior School we believe that the safety of our children is of paramount importance. With smartphones, tablets and other forms of digital technology becoming so widespread in our children’s lives, the issue of internet safety is more significant than ever.

This page contains a list of websites that we hope you would find useful if you wish to learn more about keeping your child safe online or if you are concerned about inappropriate use of technology, either by your child or another child. We understand that if an incident occurs outside of school, such as cyber bulling, it can be difficult to know how to seek help. Although our teachers are always willing to give advice, these dedicated organisations have a wealth of knowledge that you may find useful in such situations.

"During the ‘friendship council’ I observed, pupils talked sensibly about how they had learned to keep themselves safe online and about the dangers of cyber bullying. This is just one example of how you have created an effective culture of safeguarding." Ofsted January 2017

For parents

The following websites provide information and advice for parents if you  are concerned about your child’s internet safety.

https://parentzone.org.uk/advice/parent-guides

The Parentzone website provides advice for parents on a range of websites and games, ranging from Snapchat and Instagram to Fortnite and Minecraft.

http://parentinfo.org/

The Parent Info website provides high quality infomation to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience.  It covers a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet or body image and peer pressure to broader parenting topics like 'how much sleep do teenagers need?'

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

Childnet is an organisation dedicated to making the internet a safe place for young people. This page has information and advice for parents, including a section on how you can report an online risk or concern.

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection are a law enforcement agency that deals with online criminal abuse. If you are worried about sexual abuse or the way that someone is talking to your child, then please contact this page.

 

National Online Safety Guides

National Online Safety are a fantastic organisation who have created guides explaining to parents what they need to know about different elements of a child's online life. These range from guides about specific games or apps, to guides that teach more general lessons, such as how to set up an online device.

Age appropriate content Tik Tok
Omegle Persuasive Design
Houseparty PS4
Nintendo Switch NFTs
Respect Online Wink
YouTube GTA
XBox Roblox
Minecraft PS5
Fortnite Instagram
Snapchat  

 

Online Safety Newsletter

To keep parents and carers up to date with how children are using the internet, we send out half-termly online safety newsletters. These cover different topics and often reflect trends that we have seen in our children. Please find our most recent newsletters below.

Spring 1 2022

December 2021

September 2021