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Mason Moor
Primary School

Online safety

 

Our children use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning.  In school, we have regular online safety activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.


Outside of school children can sometimes be given unsupervised access to the internet which, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and brings them virtually into their homes.

 

Listed below are some reputable resources and links to help you to keep your children safe online.

 

  • CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection command)

 

CEOP is a law enforcement agency tasked with helping to keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.

The CEOP Thinkuknow Parents and Carers website also provides age appropriate advice to help parents keep their child safe online.

 

Other reputable sources of advice are listed below:

 

 

 

Childline provides advice on a range of issues including mobile phone safety.

 

The NSPCC recognise that it can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety.  From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, they can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.  Click here to access their website.

 

This website contains useful guides on familiar and not so familiar apps, from Facebook and Youtube to Tik Tok, Kik to Houseparty.

 

Know It all – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.

 

 

Internet matters have developed age appropriate advice and checklists for parents that give you top tips on how to help them stay safe online.

 

 

Parent Zone also provide advice and information for parents on all aspects of children’s safety and wellbeing, with a focus on digital safety.

 

Facebook provide advice on how to set up privacy controls.

 

 

 

Google safe search give parents the ability to change their browser setting to prevent adult content from appearing in their children’s search results.

 

YouTube – how to set up YouTube safely.

 

 

 

Parental Controls for Xbox One X and Xbox One S can be set for each of your children’s individual profiles, allowing you to prevent unauthorised purchases, ensuring your children only access age-appropriate content and restrict the ability to chat to strangers online.

 

Playstation also offer a range of parental controls.