Online safety is taken very seriously at Chase Lane, it is an integral part of children's education in today's digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. To further help safeguard children from potential dangers or unsuitable material, we would like to help parents improve their own understanding of the risks children can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
A simple and effective way to get involved with your children and their lives online is through discussion. Why not use the following conversation starters from www.childnet.com to get the ball rolling?
It’s important to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not help your child, it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. We need teach our children the skills to keep themselves safe and to build trust.
Other fantastic resources online:
Click on the images to visit the site.
This website covers a wide range of the dangers children face online today.
An excellent guide to popular social networks.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection is a law enforcement agency with lots of advice and a reporting tool.
A brilliant website for reviews and age suitability of games, films, apps etc.
Fortnite is an online game that has become very popular with children. Please click below for more information:
The internet can be a fantastic resource but it can also be a dangerous place if you don’t keep yourself safe and secure online.
Always remember the SMART rules:
S - Keep your personal information safe (email address, phone number, password etc)
M - Never meet someone you have met online, they are still strangers even if you have been chatting online for a long time.
A - Be careful when accepting emails, messages, pictures from people you don't know, they may contain viruses or unpleasant
R - Information found online may not always be reliable, and people may not really be who they say they are. Always check
information from other websites and it's best to chat with your real world friends and family.
T - Tell a trusted adult if something online makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.
For more information, click on the image below.
What can you do if you are worried?
CEOP help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? Has something or someone made you feel uncomfortable or worried? You can report it to CEOP below.
Other useful websites:
Click on the image to watch episodes of Hector's World to learn how to stay safe online.
Watch Kara and the SMART crew make safe online decisions.
Play online safety games.
Use Google Safe Search to surf the web.