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.
Download the Quick Guides here:
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 to 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.
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.
Please click on the relevant files below to download the guide to setting up parental controls on various devices.
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.
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 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.