Parents

e-safety

We need your help to keep your children safe on the internet.  The school’s internet access is tightly controlled but when children access the internet from home the same restrictions do not necessarily apply.  To teach your children to keep themselves safe we provide briefings  from external advisers and provide information sessions for parents.  It is possible to download free K9 web filtering software which is recommended click here.  One of the best sites which is used in school with the children is Think U Know click here.  Our E-Safety Working Party have also recommended the following website - Be Internet Legends click here.   

We subscribe as a school to Alan Mackenzie’s e-safety adviser service.  Alan provides a regular magazine ‘Ditto’ to keep parents and staff abreast of e-safety developments.  A link to the latest edition is here. Previous editions are available by clicking here.

To see our Acceptable Use and E-safety Policy click here.

Parents - cutting through the online safety noise. Simple advice and guidance to keep your child safe online during the pandemic - click HERE

Parents - YouTube moderation - click HERE

YouTube new parental controls - new controls have been released by YouTube to give parents better filtering management. Previously the only filtering option was 'Restricted Mode' which basically meant videos flagged as 18+ were filtered out. Called 'Supervised Experience' there are now filters for Explore - 9+, Explore More - 13+ and 
Most of YouTube - all videos except 18+ (the current Restricted Mode)

YouTube has released a handy explainer video which you can link to HERE.

Apps and parental controls - Click HERE for a great resource listing many apps popular with children and young adults. The articles explain more about the app but also how to set parental controls for each platform:

AACOSS, the Association of Adult and Child Online Safety Specialists. Video and information for parents: click HERE

An article (Nov 2020) on how to spot fake news is available at this link HERE

Managing your safety and emotions when online can be very difficult for young neuro-diverse people such as those with ASD. These excellent videos help support young people with these challenges click here

The National College free Online Safety Courses presented by Myleene Klass, see below for links:

Annual Award in Online Safety for Parents & Carers of Children aged 3-7 | National Online Safety

Annual Award in Online Safety for Parents & Carers of Children aged 7-11 | National Online Safety

Annual Award in Online Safety for Parents & Carers of Children aged 11-14 | National Online Safety

Annual Award in Online Safety for Parents & Carers of Children aged 14-18 | National Online Safety