There are lots of websites on the internet, where you can get helpful hints and advice about keeping YOU and YOUR Children safe at all times whilst you are using the internet.
The internet and social media sites can be fun and useful if used in a responsible way. They can also be very dangerous for all if used in a careless and unsupervised way.
At Green Oaks Primary Academy we are committed to the safety and well-being of all our children and families. We have put together some of the best places for you to look to get support and ensure your child is safe whilst using the internet.
Click on one of the pictures below and you will be redirected the site of your choice.
At the bottom of this page you will find lots of information that you can download and look through.
NSPCC Share Aware Campaign
The NSPCC are running a campaign this year to highlight the issues with social networking sites, such a Facebook, twitter and Snapchat and what can happen when something is uploaded to a site without the correct security measures being in place to protect the person or photo/video that was uploaded. That image or video can be become global within seconds and the individual who posted this then has no control over where it goes and who can see it.
Children are using social networking sites without knowing all the risks and dangers that are involved. It is therefore really important for us to educate them as much as we can.
Click on the image above to access the NSPCC share aware web page.
Did you know that to have a social media account you need to be at least 13 years of age?
The minimum age is 13, in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Safer Internet Day
Tuesday 7th February 2017
Safer Internet Day 2016 will be celebrated globally in February this year with the slogan ‘Be the Change: Unite for a better internet’
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Ultimately, a better internet is up to us!
Keeping Safe on the Internet
The Internet is a fantastic tool which we are using all day every day. However, it is very important that we all know how to stay safe online and what to do if we have come across something we do not like on the internet.
At Green Oaks Primary Academy we agree to stay safe online by following the SMART rules:
S - SAFE
Never give out any personal information including your last name, email address, home address or school address.
M - MEET
Never meet anyone you have spoken to online.
A - ACCEPT
Never accept friend requests or messages from anyone you do not know.
R - RELIABLE
Never trust all information you have read online to be true.
T - TELL
ALWAYS tell someone if you are worried about something that has happened online.
The CBBC Website has stay safe on-line tips and activities to make it fun for children to learn about e-safety.
Below is a link to the safer internet advice and resource page for parents and carers.
Website for lots of useful hints and tips to keep you safe on the internet, or just click a picture below
Childnet is charity that works with young people all over the world, helping them understand how to stay safe, when using the internet.
To report e-safety issues if you are concerned about them please contact:
Guidance Documents for E-Safety (Please attach links to these documents)