As we know safeguarding our children remains of utmost importance. Children will increasingly be using social networks and with that there will be an increased risk to fake news and online harms including grooming, radicalisation, exploitation, and bullying. All these issues could impact on their mental health and wellbeing. This is a time when many young people will be vulnerable and unfortunately, the potential for exploitation will be at its highest.
We encourage you as parents to speak with your children about their online activity. Remind the children of their online responsibilities and to look after themselves and others.
If you have any concerns, please contact the school and leave a message for Mrs Portoles to contact you.
Below is also a selection of resources available for parents:
- NSPCC - provides a useful guide to social networks, apps and guide.
- National Online Safety - have produced a series of top tips guides to support remote learning for Parents, Children and Teachers.
- Thinkuknow - is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline for different age groups and parents. Thinkuknow home activity packs.
- Childnet - has produced a Parent and Carer Toolkit which is a collection of three resources designed to help you talk to your child about their online life, manage boundaries around family internet use and point you in the direction of where to get further help and support.