At Whitefield, we are providing children and young people with the opportunity to use a wide range of electronic resources to access our curriculum. Whilst useful and beneficial there can be a range of risks associated with the use of these Internet technologies.
We want to ensure our children and young people remain safe while online. We have therefore made e-safety part of our curriculum and we have put systems in place to monitor the use of online resources.
Below are a number of websites and links to support parents/carers in being aware of the dangers online and ways that you can support your children in keeping safe when using the internet.
- https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ - Child Exploitation and Online Protection command was develop to provide specific advice on online abuse and exploitation
- https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/ - NCPCC has a dedicated space with very helpful advice on how to keep your child safe, what are the risks and how to report online abuse
- https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/child-abuse-and-neglect/online-abuse - more from NSPCC
- www.parentinfo.org/ - This website was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good Online Safety advice.
- www.saferinternet.org.uk - Here you will find Online Safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
- www.childnet.com- An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.
- www.thinkuknow.co.uk - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
- www.kidsmart.org.uk/ - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
- www.bullying.co.uk - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.
- www.internetmatters.org / - Specific help on how to set up internet controls at home. Guidance and articles for parents about keeping children safe online.
- www.digizen.org - A website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.
- www.giftedgeek.co.uk/keep-children-safe-online/ - A guide specifically for parents that are somewhat daunted by tech and the ever-changing complexities of the internet.