Keeping Your Child Safe Online – Latest Guidance 22/02/2021
While there are huge benefits to being online to stay connected to family and friends during this period, the government recognises many parents feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. The guidance within the link below outlines resources to help keep your children safe from different risks online and where to go
to get support and advice.
Please follow this link and if you have any concerns please contact the school.
e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Peacehaven Heights Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material.
With the majority of children currently learning from home we have a few steps you can take to support your child's online safety
What can I do?
Talk to your child about what they are 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 site films and cartoons with your child.
This has films, games and advice for children from 5 all the way to 16.
We have also attached a Think U Know newsletter for Parents & Carers.
Encourage your child to go online and explore!
There is a wealth of age-appropriate sites online for your children. Encourage them to to use websites and apps which are fun, educational and that will help them develop online skills.
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's important that as your child learns more, so do you.
Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world.
Think about what they might see, what they share, who they talk to and how long they spend online. It is important to discuss the boundaries at a young age to develop the tools and skills children need to enjoy their time online safely.
Keep all equipment that connects to the Internet in a family space
It is important to keep Internet use in family areas so you can see the sites your child is using and be there for them if they stumble across something they do not want to see.
Know what connects to the Internet and how
Nowadays even the TV connects to the Internet. Make sure you're aware of which devices that you child uses connect to the Internet e.g phone, iPad, tablet, xbox, PlayStation, games consoles. Also, find out how they are accessing the Internet - is it your connection or a neighbour's wifi? This will affect whether your safety settings are being applied.
Use parental controls on devices that link to the Internet, such as TV, laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones.
This allows you to set the appropriate boundaries as your child grows and develops.