An increasing number of children use online technology to support their learning and as a leisure activity. There are many organisations that have produced guidance for parents with advice about keeping children safe online. Not all web pages contain appropriate content for your child. If you need support or guidance, please access one of the following links.
Internet matters, London Grid for Learning, Net-aware, Parent info, Thinkuknow and the UK Safer Internet Centre.
The guidance below was produced by the NSPCC.
Parent briefings and updates
In addition to the online safety tip on the weekly newsletter, we hold an annual online safety parent briefing. If you were unable to attend the most recent session the presentation can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
The Internet Matters website provides useful guidance on how to set up parental controls.The step by step guides will help you to set up the right controls and privacy settings on the networks, gadgets, apps, and sites they use to give them a safer online experience.
Broadband providers also publish advice about parental controls on their websites and usually include an easy to follow guide .
Advice on screen time
The UK Safer Internet Centre have produced a useful guide to parents and carers about how to manage screen time with young children. The document can be downloaded here.
Unsure about a website?
The Net-aware website provides up to date information about social networks, apps and games.
It is important to make sure that smart speaker devices are set up securely. Click here for guidance from Internet Matters about how to do this if you are unsure.
Reporting inappropriate content
Social media guidelines for parents, carers and governors
Sudley Infant School understands the benefits of using social media; however if misused, the school community can be negatively affected, such as by damaging the school’s reputation. The guidelines in the policy set out clear points for how we advise parents, carers and governors to conduct themselves on social media such as Facebook, Twitter or blogging sites and when using messenger apps, such as WhatsApp. These guidelines have been produced by a working party of staff and governors including parent governors.
This school asks its whole community to promote the 3 commons approach to online behaviour:
- Common courtesy
- Common decency
- Common sense
The complete policy can be downloaded below: