A huge thank you to all the parents who attended the online safety workshop on 11/11/17. A link to the powerpoint can be found here for those who missed it.
- Technology has advanced rapidly in recent years, children have access, and are capable users of computers and phones from a young age. As a school we recognise that the benefits of access to this vast array of information is an invaluable resource to our children's education, however we also need to equipt them with the tools to enable them to keep themselves safe online and in the digital world. During their computing lessons, children at LMJS will be taught how to use communications devises safely to enable them recognise any dangers or misleading information and if needed where to seek help.
- The Key Stage 2 - E-Safety Road Map is an overview of topics covered throughout this key stage.
Information and resources for Parents
Thinkuknow is the site run by CEOP which provides first class information for pupils, parents and teachers. This should be one of the main sites to look at.
The Kidsmart website provides parents with top tips and materials to help keep their kids safe online. Parents can learn about the SMART rules, and create their own. They can also watch video tutorials on services popular with children and young people, such as Google, Bebo and MSN.
The Childnet site provides useful links for parents, including itsresources for Parents.
The Microsoft site has advice for Parents to help children stay safe online with a mix of supervision, technology, and skills. Phonebrain is the brain child of PhonepayPlus, the UK regulator for phone-paid services, and was set up to educate young people about these services - including the costs involved and how to make use of them without getting charged more than expected. Is supported by the DCSF. This section will tell you how to prevent premium rate related problems, teach your child about these issues and trouble shoot.
Insafe is a European network of Awareness Centres promoting safe, responsible use of the Internet and mobile devices to young people. Links to information for parents about Blogs,
Chat, Cyberbullying, Drive-by viruses, Filtering, Labels and Parental Controls, Mobile Phones, Online Gambling, Online Gaming, Spam, Viruses and Malware.
A parents' guide to sexting explains what to do and how to deal with it.
Vodaphone's Digital Parenting magazine has many articles, with practical help and advice, for parents and carers.