Internet Safety For Parents

Key Questions

  • Do your children have internet access in their bedrooms?
  • Do you monitor what your children do online?
  • Do you know which websites your children use?
  • Do you know who your children are talking to online?
  • What filters and virus protection do you have?

Tips For Parents And Carers

  • Know what your children are doing online and who they are talking to.
  • Ask them to teach you to use any applications you have never used.
  • Keep the computer in a family room so that you can monitor your child online.

Help your child to understand:

They should never give personal information to online friends including Messenger ID, email address, mobile phone numbers, passwords, photographs, names of family, school etc.

If your child posts anything online, e.g. a picture, it can be accessed by anyone in the world and can be downloaded, changed or shared.

Tips For Parents And Carers

  • If your child receives junk / spam emails and texts remind them never to believe them, reply to them or use them.
  • Never open files from sources you don’t know or trust.
  • Never talk to people online if you don’t know who they are.
  • Help your children to understand that:
  • Some people lie online.
  • They should never meet up with a stranger without an adult they trust present.

Teach your child how to block someone online and report them.

SMART THINKING

S

SAFE

Do not give out personal information such as name, email, phone number, address and passwords to people you do not know

M

MEETING

Never meet up with people you meet online unless you have spoken to your parents about it and take a trusted adult with you

A

ACCEPTING

Never accept emails, messages, files, texts and pictures from people you do not know or trust. They may contain viruses and nasty content

R

RELIABLE

Remember, someone you are talking to online may be lying about who they are and information online may not be reliable

T

TELL

Tell your parents, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something online makes you feel uncomfortable.

 

Internet Safety At Whitehall

  • We take internet safety very seriously at Whitehall Primary School.
  • We subscribe to the East Midlands Broadband Consortium (EMBC) which provides all schools in the East Midlands with internet and has a very high level of filtering
  • As well as this, children never use computers unsupervised and we teach internet safety lessons during Induction Week every September.
  • This year we are doing lots of activities for National Internet Safety Day on February 9th.

CEOP

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection unit (CEOP) is a branch of the Police Force charged with monitoring safe internet use for children and investigation issues and allegations.

CEOP works with police forces in other countries across the world.

Thinkuknow

The Thinkuknow website is an online resource for teachers, parents and carers designed to raise awareness of internet safety.

We use the online resources in school as part of our induction week and internet safety lessons.

Please visit their website for more information.