Online safety advice - how to keep your child safe online.
Online Safety Conference for Parents
Online resilience tool - outlines safe and harmful behaviour for children of different ages online.
The opportunities presented by electronic technology: internet, email, apps, games, social sites such as Facebook, Tik-tok Twitter, text messaging etc can be a powerful tool for good communication and social links. It is important that our pupils are able to access the internet and be part of the online world and we want to enable them to understand hoHowever they can also have the potential for harm, especially where children are concerned.
Social media accounts can only be set up from the age of 13. If you are setting up an account for your child with a false date of birth, you need to understand the impact this can have later on. If you set up an account for an 8 year old, the site will then assume they are 13 years old. This will protect them from adult content at this stage. However, 5 years later when your child is 13, the site will assume that they are 18 and full adult content including inappropriate messaging and advertising will be accessed by your child.
At Callow End Primary School, keeping our pupils from harm, at the same time as providing them with safe access to online resources, is a priority. We will add any advice to parents about online safety in the section below as we receive it. If you need any further advice or support with online issues please contact us.
Our online policy forms the basis on which our decisions are made. It is under regular review with a set date for a detailed consideration of the complete policy. All pupils, parents and school staff are expected to sign an acceptable use agreement, agreeing to use the school's internet and devices in an appropriate way, as outlined on the policy. You can find it on our Policies page.
Children - please click on the image below for your age group for help with using the internet safely: