Keeping children safe online
Keeping children safe online during the coronavirus lockdown
Children are doing a lot of their home learning online which means they are more at risk from online abuse. Here are two links to help you keep your children safe:
E-Safety in school and at home
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at The Duke of Bedford Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the E-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential. Here are some useful links to guides and websites that offer advice and support for keeping children safe online.
Roblox - Privacy and Security Checklist
Roblox is a hugely popular game across all ages so it is important to know what settings are in the game, and apply the settings that are appropriate for your child.
Click here for a really useful guide which takes you through all the settings that are available and how to apply them.
SMART Rules - We teach children the SMART rules for staying safe online smartposter.pdf
The children know that if they are worried about online abuse or the way someone is communicating with them, then they should click CEOP and make a report.
Whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to get knowledgeable about gaming, this site can help. We all know that it can sometimes be challenging to keep up to speed with what children and young people are doing online. Here you will find advice on where to begin, how to set up parental controls, and guidance on how to talk to your children about keeping safe online.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.
Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education and ensuring that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.
Click here for specific guidance on gaming.
Thinkuknow has also produced several family activity sheets to support with different aspects of Online Safety:
Balancing Screen Time