During our school closure linked to the COVID-19 outbreak, children will be using online provision more than normal. Please see links below to help promote safe online usage and where to go if you need any support. We are, of course, always here if you need help or wish to report any inappropriate content or behaviour.
An essential part of the online planning process is ensuring children who are being asked to work online have very clear reporting routes in place so they can raise any concerns whilst online. As well as reporting routes back to the school, this also includes how to signpost children to age appropriate practical support from the likes of:
Childline – for support
UK Safer Internet Centre – to report and remove harmful online content https://reportharmfulcontent.com/
CEOP – for advice on making a report about online abuse https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
We will be in regular contact with parents and carers and will always reinforce the importance of children being safe online. It will be especially important for you to be aware of what your children are being asked to do online, including the sites they will asked to access and be clear who from the school (if anyone) their child is going to be interacting with online.
You may choose to supplement the school online offer with support from online companies and in some cases individual tutors. It is incredibly important to secure online support from reputable organisations/individuals who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children. Support to keep your children safe online includes:
Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online https://www.internetmatters.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIktuA5LWK2wIVRYXVCh2afg2aEAAYASAAEgIJ5vD_BwE
London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online http://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/
Net-aware – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online https://parentinfo.org/
Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers