There are lots of great things to do on the Internet but, you also need to know how to stay safe online and what to do if you come across something you don’t like. Click on our Digital Citizenship Contract to read the Academy rules for responsible IT use.
Links for Children
There are lots of great things to do on the Internet but, you also need to know how to stay safe online and what to do if you come across something you don’t like.
- Think U Know for 5 to 7 year olds – 5, 6 or 7? This website has been set up just for you, to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.
- Think U Know for 8 to 10 year olds – showing you what’s good, look at what’s not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.
- Kids Smart – gives advice on how to stay safe on the Internet, whatever you are doing including searching for information, playing games, listening to music and entering competitions.
- CBBC Stay Safe: Advice on Internet Safety – includes interactive clips from Tracy Beaker, a Newsround Special and Dongle’s Guide to be SMART.
Links for Parents and Carers
Using the internet can make learning fun, fast and easy. The following sites offer help to keeping you and your child safe online:
- BBC Webwise online safety course – this site gives advice on not only keeping your child safe, but also gives tips on what adults should be doing for themselves too.
- Think U Know – Parents and Carers – produced by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Their site offers really good advice on keeping your child safe online.
- DirectGov Internet Safety – offering advice on Cyberbullying, Social Netwroking, downloading files and online gaming as well as general advice on keeping your child safe online.
- Are you a switched on Parent? – click to find out!
- Keep them safe – free online course to help parents to protect their children against sexual exploitation
Lincs Safeguarding Board: Stay Safe Partnership
In the attachments below you will find some leaflets about current popular apps which children and adults may be using. They explain what the app is, what the privacy settings are and whether there have been any safety concerns around the app. New leaflets are released regularly and we will make you aware of them in our school newsletter.