The internet can be a great resource for your child. It can help with research and homework, shopping and making savings or keeping in touch with friends and family through social networks. It is becoming more and more part of our lives and we realise that as parents you may feel concerned about the activities and content your child is accessing .
Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in school. Our Student On-Line Safety page, and Child Exploitation page, provides further advice and guidance on how to to stay safe on-line, with the Safeguarding Mentors, Safeguarding Team and Pastoral Team available to offer information, advice, guidance and support to students.
What can you do as a parent
It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.
Guidance from Northumbria Police
The National Online Safety Centre have produced a range of guides to help you start a conversation with your child about on-line safety. (click an image to view in more detail)
- Safter Internet.org provides resources including a a quiz and films which you can use at home with your child.
- Advice for parents and carers from Childnet
- Parent Zone provides support and guidance from leading experts and organisations
- Tips, advice and guides for parents and carers from the UK Safer Internet Centre
- Guides on popular apps and games from NetAware
- Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites from Common Sense Media
- Help on using parental controls and privacy settings from Internet Matters
- Information and reporting of online grooming or abuse from CEOP