The digital world is full of exciting opportunities to learn but it is important that Weetwood Primary 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
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. It is 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
There are also a host of informative websites that provide advice for staying safe online.
DfE advice on cyber bullying for parents and carers
Social Media Guidance