The internet provides many great opportunities for creativity, collaboration, education, entertainment and a lot more. However, while the positives outweigh the negatives, there are risks. At Wembley Primary School, we aim to keep our pupils safe when using technology within school and educate them on how to keep themselves safe in the wider world.
At Wembley Primary School we use the SMART rules as the basis for our online safety teaching:
We begin each year with lessons dedicated to online safety and reurn to the topic regularly throughout the computing curriculum.
Topics covered include:
As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
Here are some things you can do:
Here are just some of the fantastic resources you can use to help keep your children safe online and to help you understand their online world.
A great resource for online safety. It is full of guides and tips to help keep children safe on the internet.
Advice sorted by age
Guide to setting parental controls on a wide range of devices
Social media advice
Online gaming advice
Parents vs. Kids quiz
A great way to find out what you and your children already know and a way to start conversations about online safety.
BBC Own It
A resource aimed at children to help them take control of their online life and understand the risks and benefits
Common Sense Media
This site rates movies, TV shows, books, and more so parents can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids. It also contains online safety guides and advice.