At Higher Lane we are committed to keeping your children safe, including being safe when using a computer. We share with parents a weekly e-safety tip in our newsletter, have an Online Safety Policy, teach our children e-safety rules and ensure they learn and practise these in Computing lessons and across the curriculum. Safer Internet Day is also very important to us!
This year we have once again teamed up with the UK Safer Internet Centre to promote Safer Internet Day. For more information please visit: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2020. This website has some fantastic advice and resources for parents!
Links for children
There are lots of great things to do on the Internet from playing games, looking for something for school, listening to music, watching video clips or just looking for cool stuff. 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 Shows you what’s good on the Internet. Have a look at what’s not and shows 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. Whether researching a school project, chatting with friends or playing a game, you can help your child surf safely and feel confident about learning online. 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.
Other useful links
Parenting in the Digital Age - pitda
Also attached here are two links to another site “Digital Parenting”, which has excellent advice and guidance for parents around online safety.
Our E-Safety Rules