Parent Support and E Safety

Safer Internet Day - 5 February 2019

 

Tuesday Feb 5th is Safer Internet Day and a good day to think about what more we can all do to keep children safe in their internet use. The theme this year isTogether for a better internet.

 

Some schools have arranged activities this week as part of Safer Internet Day but any you can do this on any day; book an assembly, session by the SSCT, use on line training material, put info for parents into newsletters etc.

 

This is the link to the campaign https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2019

 

This link takes you into the Safer internet education packs for different ages

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2019/education-packs

 

Advice for parents can be found on the Thinkuknow web site https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/  which would be good to put on your school safeguarding page and send out in a newsletter this week or sometime soon.

 

Vodafone produces an on line safety guidance tool for parents https://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting.html

 

ThinkUknow also has a resource and information section for professionals https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/

 

The South West Grid for Learning also has a lot of advice for practitioners and parents https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/teachers-and-school-staff  

 

The SWGFL will be leading the LSCB run On-line safety day on May 1st. If you have not already booked, this is open to all E safety/on line safety champions (or other relevant staff) and can be booked via Nexus.

 

The Safe Schools and Communities team (Dorset police) are able to offer several training packages for children, parents and staff. More information is available by contacting the SSCT on 01202 222844 or .SSCT SSCT@Dorset.PNN.Police.uk  and on their web site   https://www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/safety-in-your-community/safe-schools-communities-team/   They are also available for advice on Online safety concerns.

 

The UK Safer internet centre runs a help line for professionals. To find out more about how this might be helpful go to https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/professionals-online-safety-helpline

 

Please have a look at the latest E safety information from Dorset Police May 2018 here

Useful information for parents Keeping Children Safe in Education - LCSB/uploads/asset_file/3_383_lcsb-keeping-children-safe-leaflet.pdf

Advice from the NSPCC regarding Pokemon Go

Spotting the signs of radicalisation in young people.

Ocean Academy's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

E Safety:

Keeping children safe on the internet is important for parents and carers as well as staff at Ocean Academy.

Please find some helpful information below to help you as parents and carers talk to your child about internet safety.

Spring Term 2017newsletter from the Dorset Safe Schools and Communities Team

Conversation starters for parents and carers

Parent Factsheet

Chat room advice

Cyberbulling advice

Out Alone Guide - Need to Know: is my child ready to go out alone? 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/research-and-resources/2015/out-alone/