Although both videos are a little old now, the messages remain very valid and quickly make a very serious point.
Parent Engagement – A Guide and Strategy (eSafety Advisor)
Engaging parents in a conversation about eSafety can be frustrating. Alan has recently created a guide for schools about working with parents. Alan says, ‘It isn’t a complete solution for everyone, there’s no such thing, but I hope that by following the steps in the strategy it will help [schools] to significantly increase [their] parental engagement.’
Develop a progressive internet safety curriculum in your school (SWGfL)
With the wide-range of issues that can emerge online, it can be easy to lose sight of a structures overview, as there is a danger that we respond in a knee-jerk way. The South West Grid for Learning (SWfGL) is a very prolific group and have an innovative and detailed ‘Digital Literacy and Citizenship’ curriculum from Foundation Stage right through to Y10.
Keeping under fives safe online (ChildNet)
Ofcom research in 2016 showed that almost 40% of 3-4 year olds and two thirds of 5-7 year olds go online. We know that children need support in these environments, to get the best out of using the internet, and there are real advantages in making sure that children are supported in their internet use right from the start. ChildNet has prepared a guide for the parents of under-7s to help them think about the issues involved.
Keeping Children Safe Online (for parents) (NSPCC)
The NSPCC have drawn together lots of advice for parents, including Being Share Aware, MineCraft Safety Advice, and how to stay safe using apps. The information can be found here:
Parents’ Online Safety Helpline (NSPCC)
Parents can also contact the free NSPCC Online Safety Helpline with questions about parental controls or concerns about a social network their children are using on 0808 8005002
The internet – on the whole is an inspiring and positive place.
The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices.
However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge.
You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online.
Issues that your child may encounter on the internet will vary depending on their age and online activities.