Online Safety

Using the internet safely at home

Parents are advised to set the security levels within the internet browsers.  Settings can also be found on individual devices so that you can set security levels.  Locating the device in a family area, not a bedroom, will enable you to supervise children as they use the internet.  Set some simple rules with your child to help keep them safe:

  • Children to ask permission before using the internet
  • Encourage them to use websites you have chosen together
  • Use a child friendly search engine such as Kiddle
  • Do not use chat rooms
  • Tell them not to use their real name when accessing games via the internet
  • Explain they should never share their personal details for example address, phone number, school etc
  • Explain they should not arrangeto meet someone they have ‘met’ on the internet.  They must tell an adult if this happens
  • Only use apps such as FaceTime with people they know
  • If they are uncomfortable, remind them to always tell an adult

It is good practice to regularly check the internet sites your child is visting.  You can do this by clicking on History and Favourites on your child’s device.

In school, PSHE lessons are used to remind our children about the importance of staying safe online.

 

 

Click on the Squid Game link for advice from National Online Safety.

Squid Game has been certified in the UK as a 15, and is violent. It has scenes of a sexual nature that are not appropriate for primary age children. The plot involves rich people taking advantage of the desperation of the poor.

Research suggests that  children who are watching and playing content that is not meant for them, could suffer from anxiety and mental health , as well as emotional and social difficulties in the future. 

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