Internet Safety

At Varna Community Primary School, we have a strong commitment to internet safety. All children are taught about keeping safe on the internet on a regular basis. We also feel that it is important that parents fully understand the dangers of the internet and how to keep themselves and their children safe.

 

Anti-Bulling Week 2020: United Against Bullying 

16th-20th November 2020

Click on the guides below for more information about online bullying. 

 

                         

 

Where to report and get help?

Safer Internet Help                                 

Information about what to do if a child comes to you for help and advice about how to report online concerns such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content or illegal behaviour.    

www.saferinternet.org.uk/need-help

The Internet Watch Foundation

The Internet Watch Foundation is the UK’s hotline for reporting illegal content found on the internet. It deals specifically with child abuse and criminally obscene images hosted in the UK and internationally.

https://www.iwf.org.uk/

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

The CEOP is a police agency tackling child abuse on the internet. This website includes a unique facility that enables parents and young people to make reports of actual or attempted abuse online. www.ceop.police.uk

CEOP’s website contains information for children and parents, as well as a link for children to report abuse online.

NSPCC

If you have concerns about the safety of a child then contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk.

 

Resources

Childnet

Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. The Childnet website hosts all the online resources detailed below, as well as a number of recommended resources for young people, parents, and careers.

https://www.childnet.com/  

Online Gaming

Childnet’s guide contains helpful advice and information on supporting children and young people playing games online.

 www.childnet.com/online-gaming

                     

Social Network Checklists

Free guides produced by the UK Safer Internet Centre that contain detailed instructions and information on privacy and account settings on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.

www.saferinternet.org.uk/checklists  

                            

Young People & Social Networking Sites

Aims to help parents understand the positive and creative ways young people are using social networking spaces (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). It also points out the potential risks of using these sites and ways to minimise these risks.

 www.childnet.com/sns

                            

Safety Tools on Social Networks and other Online Services

Information and advice on the safety tools, age requirements and terms and conditions for a variety of online services popular with young people.

www.saferinternet.org.uk/safety-tools

       

A Parents’ Guide to Technology

The UK Safer Internet Centre has created this guide to answer commonly asked questions and introduce some of the most popular devices used by children, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

www.saferinternet.org.uk/parent-tech

              

Internet Parental Controls

The four big internet providers - BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls that can be activated at any time. Video tutorials on how to download and use these controls are available on the UK Safer Internet Centre website.

www.saferinternet.org.uk/parental-controls

For more information for a particular age group click on the links below:

                  

          under 5                    age 6 - 10                 age 10+

 

If you have received or sent any information, images or video to someone whom you do not know, you may want to talk about this with someone. 

You can share a concern with staff at school. The named staff for safeguarding in our school are Miss Livesey, Miss Pilling, Mr Crossley, Mr Hindmarsh, Miss Doherty, Mrs Cheetham and Mrs Cooper.

 

Click on these links below to find out more about remote learning and being kind online.

 

 

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