Online Safety - Parents
Online Safety Guidance for Families
Every year in February a national Internet Safety Day is used as a way of focusing our thoughts on how to use the best of the Internet whilst remaining safe. However useful a spotlight day can be, we think we should be aware every day of the fantastic learning opportunities and great fun that being online can provide whilst also understanding how to stay safe.
It's a good idea to think about the safety implications for your family having access to the Internet and work out what your expectations might be. For example,
- how long should you spend on the Internet and what sites are appropriate?
- what is personal information and why shouldn't you share it?
- what makes a good password and why shouldn't you share it?
London Grid for Learning has a Digisafe site especially for parents with lots of information on these and other issues, such as setting parental controls.
Do visit https://parentsafe.lgfl.net/home and help to formulate your family plan for using
the Internet safely. As a guide, we have posted Digisafe's useful list below:
Six Top Tips for Parents to Keep Children Safe Online
There are hundreds of webpages regarding online safety for young people. In the past, we have attempted to add multiple links to this page to keep you as up-to-date with new trends and fun activities, concerns and threats, as they become topical. The importance of giving the best advice in a timely way is a responsibility we take very seriously. However, possibly like you, the choice can be overwhelming of trying to pick the right information for you and your child, to cover all manner of topics.
We are a London Grid for Learning school; they provide our broadband and web filtering at both sites along with many other services specifically tailored to the education of young people. They provide us with access to numerous online safety links which we can share with our school community, ParentSafe. They pull together the best and most up-to-date resources to give you and your family the information you need such as explaining apps to parents, a list of top tips, how to activate control settings and discussing your concerns with your children, or how to help them discuss concerns with you.
We are therefore providing you with the ParentSafe link, click on the image below, or visit https://parentsafe.lgfl.net/ ,to access a wealth of online safety information that you know is up-to-the-minute, that you can trust, and that has been put together by professionals in the field of online safety.
We can also highly recommend the BBC's online safety pages of advice, celebrity videos, games and information to reinforce online safety messages and information in an entertaining and engaging way that you and your family may enjoy.
Visit https://www.bbc.com/ownit/the-basics or click the Own It graphic below to visit their highly information site.