E-safety for Families

Families are at the heart of e-safety education. Their role in modelling, supporting and sharing good online behaviours and practice are invaluable.  Parents, carers, grandparents and siblings play an important role in the online activities of children and young people.  Technology changes, appear rapid and sometimes daunting to keep up with but offer a wealth of opportunities for learning.  Talking and sharing online activities with children and young people provide the foundation of responsible online use.

The Learning Exchange can provide consultancy, training and resources to embed e-safety across school.

Advice and Resources for Parents, Carers and Grandparents

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Free government website with useful advice on internet security
CEOP Thinkuknow : Resources and advice for parents and carers
UK Safer Internet Centre: Parent/Carer resources and advice
BBC WebWise: Learn about technologies, security,  safety and parenting online
Vodafone Parents: Magazine, advice and checklists including grandparents
NSPCC: Advice for parents to support children and young people stay safe on the internet

Other Resources

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Safer Internet Centre: Parental Controls offer part of the solution alongside family discussions and support, find out how to set up parental controls
North Somerset: List of useful websites for parents/carers
Kidsmart: Activities, guides and advice for children and young people
PEGI: age rating system for films, computer games and apps help to ensure appropriate content for your child’s age group
Hector safety button: Downloadable to use on PC or Mac for young children, when clicked an image covers the screen so the child can tell an adult
NSPCC: Sexting is the sharing of inappropriate or explicit images online or through mobile phones, find advice and support about this issue that has increased in recent years

Videos

CEOP – The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet

The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’, has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent.

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CEOP – Advice for carers

Children and young people’s use of the internet: Advice for carers

CEOP – Advice for adoptive parents

Children and young people’s use of the internet: Advice for adoptive parents

CEOP – Cyberbullying

Risks children face online: Cyberbullying (Primary)

CEOP – Grooming

Risks children face online: Grooming