At Greenland, pupils use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning.
In school, we have regular ‘e-safety’ activities and assemblies , to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
At home, children may be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.
We want our website to provide parents/carers/pupils will a range of information to help them keep safe online. See also the e-safety websites at the bottom of this page.
Here are some tips and useful links to help you :
- Explore e-safety sites – There are lots of links below on useful e-safety sites for children and parents. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
- Facebook / Instagram / Twitter, etc – Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so please keep this in mind or your child uses sites like this.
- Keep your computer in a shared area – Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
- Use a screen grab – on a PC press the ‘prt sc’ button and then paste into a word document. On a mac command- shift-3 – this allows a record of unwanted messages to be kept.
Useful websites for Parents
Parent Info is collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone and provides information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience, internet safety and a wide range of other topic matters like sex, relationship and body image.
If you are worried that your child is playing games that are unsuitable for them or would like more information about Online gaming then please click on the link below.
Please also view the following websites for further information about staying safe online:
- Net Aware (Support and advice from the NSPCC)
- CEOP Internet Safety (Support from the National Crime Agency)
- Internet Matters (support for children and carers to keep children safe online)
- LGfL (support for children and carers to keep children safe online)
Useful advice for Children
If you are worried about anything you see online or people are asking you questions about where you live or saying nasty things to you please speak to your parents or teacher or follow any of the links below for help and advice.
Think U Know Website
The Think U Know website gives advice from the National Crime Agency on how to stay safe online. It gives advice on who to talk to if you are worried.
You can also find out about Lee & Kim’s adventures or watch Hector and his friends learning to use computers safely! If you want to talk to someone else you can call ‘Childline’, which is a place where people who are nice can help you.
They won’t tell anyone that you have called and it’s free. You can phone them on: 0800 1111.
- Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
- Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
- Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
- Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.
Be Smart be cool – Be smart online.
What’s your favourite thing to do online. Visit the KidSMART website and learn more about the internet and being a SMART surfer. Learn the SMART Rules with Kara Winston and the SMART Crew. If anything goes wrong online or upsets you make sure you tell someone about it. Download a poster of the SMART Rules by clicking the link below.
Help and Advice
If you find something on the internet or someone has made you sad or scared you should tell your mum, dad or the person who looks after you at home or a teacher at school. If you would like to talk to someone else we have added some links to the Advice Help and Report Centre. You can contact people who are friendly and helpful by following the link for your age group.
- Safety Centre for 5 to 7 year olds
- Safety Centre for 8 to 10 year olds
- Safety Centre for 11 to 13 year olds
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