The digital world is full of exciting opportunities to learn but it is important that Grove Road School and parents work together to ensure our children are safe both in the real world and online.
TOP TIPS FOR PARENTS
Talk to your child about what they’re up to online.
Be part of their online life, involve the whole family and show an interest.
Find out what sites they visit and what they love about them , if they know you understand they are more likely to come to you if they have any problems.
Watch Thinkuknow films and cartoons with your child. The website www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents
It has films games and advice for children from 5 to 16 years old.
There is a wealth of age appropriate sites online for your children. Encourage them to use sites which are fun, educational and that will help them to develop online skills.
Visit www.kidrex.org and www.safesearchkids.com
Keep up to date with your child’s development online. Children grow up fast and they will be growing in confidence and learning new skills daily. Its important that as your child learns more, so do you.
For more information about keeping children safe please click here:http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
These websites have wonderful advice about children keeping safe on Instagram and other social media sites
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We are now a
National Online Safety Certified School
We have successfully completed a comprehensive online safety training programme demonstrating our commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.
This means that we have received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation for our whole school community approach to protecting children in the online world.
National Online Safety is a multi-award winning digital training provider with extensive resources in online safety, developed in line with the Department of Education’s statutory requirements.
Its CPD accredited courses and educational resources support UK schools in educating the whole school community in online safety– including all school staff, senior leaders, teachers and parents – on how to make the internet a safer place for children.
James Southworth, co-founder at National Online Safety, said: “Congratulations to everyone at Grove Road Community Primary School on becoming a National Online Safety Certified School. By completing our training programme, the school has shown its strong commitment to implementing an effective whole school approach to online safety.”
“It can be increasingly difficult for schools and parents to stay ahead of online threats and ensure both children and staff are safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material. We arm schools with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react to any problems.”