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Online Safety

“Children and young people are leading the way in using new technology but some don’t know enough about how to keep themselves safe, and some don’t realise how important their role is in keeping themselves and others safe.”

UKCCIS, Child Internet Safety Strategy

At St Paul’s Primary School we know from first-hand experience that the internet is a powerful way to enhance and broaden a child’s education. Teaching and learning in every subject in the curriculum can make good use of web-based material. Children throughout the school have access to many networked computers with internet access.

However, we also know that the Internet allows access to a great deal of entertainment, information and communication which is not related to school-based learning and children, being naturally curious, will want to explore and investigate. We are aware that children have access to the internet both in and outside of school. At St Pauls RC Primary School children are taught to be aware of all aspects of online safety.

Keeping children completely isolated from the internet may be tempting, but in the long term they will all need to understand the web and how they can use it positively, safely and to their benefit.

Our school website is a communication tool, helping and guiding parents and children on important issues. Internet security is of great importance and is an area to which we pay great attention.

New Online Safety Information

WhatsApp - A Guide for Parents and Carers

Internet Safety

Please click on links below for important information and guidance.

What Parents Need to Know - Online Safety (MOMO)
Momo Challenge - Additional Guidance Letter
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2019/education-packs/activities-parents-and-carers
Internet Matters - Safety Guide
National Online Safety
Supporting Young People Online
UKCouncil for Child Internet Safety

Important Online Safety Information Letter - 3rd September 2020 - Please read and review the information

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Helpful Websites

The BBC have a website and app called Own It. The website has a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most.

SafeToNet is an app for parents to help them safeguard their children from online risks like cyberbullying and sexting, whilst respecting their child’s rights to privacy. The SafeToNet Foundation is providing UK families with free access to 1 million licences during coronavirus.

Think You Know

Online gaming can offer many positive experiences. It can give children and young people the chance to escape into a virtual world, to learn, and to connect with others.

However, there is a risk of children and young people viewing inappropriate content in games and being contacted by adults seeking to exploit them.

This week your activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how they can stay safe while gaming:

Gaming: a video guide for parents and carers

Our new video guide and accompanying article, developed in collaboration with The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), helps parents and carers to understand:

How in-game chat works;
How it might be abused by others, and;
What they can do to help keep their children safe whilst using in-game chat

Access the video

New from Parent Info: active gaming and Roblox guide 

Gaming can be an active experience for children and young people. A new Parent Info article explores how active gaming works and the games available that help them stay active.

Parents and carers asking for advice on Roblox? Share Parent Info's guide which takes a look at how the platform is used and how it can be made safer for children.

Please click on the link below for important information

THINK U KNOW 5-7
The “Think U Know” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. There’s a lot of information here for both children and adults – parents even have their own area of the site.

THINK U KNOW 8-10
This website gives you lots of sensible advice on how to stay safe online.

KIDSMART
This website gives you lots of sensible advice on how to stay safe online.

STAY SAFE
This website gives you lots of sensible advice on how to stay safe online.

INTERNET SAFETY QUIZ
This website gives you lots of sensible advice on how to stay safe online.

THE ADVENTURES OF KARA, WINSTON AND THE SMART CREW
This is a nice game to help children learn about e-safety. Follow the SMART crew in their quest and help them make smart online decisions.

Other Important Safety Documents

Children ict e-safety - Information for parents and carers
Cleveland Police cyber crime online child safety
Information for setting up a device safely
Online safety suggestions for parents of young children
What parents need to know about zoom
What parents need to know about Tik Tok
What parents need to know about Steam
Stay Safe online - Cleveland Police
What parents need to know about Fortnite
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