The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet.
We are delighted to announce that St Julie Catholic Primary School is committed to protecting our pupils online and are working with National Online Safety to ensure all our children are safe online.
To create your account, please follow https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/st-julie-s-catholic-primary-school and complete your details. When you’re set up, you’ll be able to set ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type.
Once you have registered, you will be able to access the “Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ course and National Online Safety’s Resources (which includes 50+ online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games). This aims to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet.
Below are links to additional websites to ensure that as parents you are well informed about on-line developments on how to keep children safe:
Key messages would be:
- check age ratings for different apps and games and ensure they are appropriate for your child.
- know your child's passcode to monitor their on-line activity
- make children aware of the dangers such as cyber bullying, CSE, CCE and sexting etc etc.
- be in the same room as your child when they are accessing the internet
- parents can take any device into an O2 shop where there is a trained person from the NSPCC who can make devices child safe and adjust settings accordingly
The following website is extremely useful for providing a review of the apps that children use.
If you click on a particular app it will give you the following:
- The app description
- The official ratings (+ parent & child ratings)
- Most reasons for usage by a child
- Experts view of the app's risks
- Parental controls
- Top tips for staying safe
- How to talk to your child about safety
- What children and parents are saying about the apps
Please follow the link below regarding the latest Government Guidelines to support Parents on keeping children safe online:-