Parents Protect: 'With the majority of children now being schooled from home, it’s important that parents and carers are able to help keep children safe both online and in person. A return to home learning for many children comes with difficulties, but it’s vital that adults are aware of the risks of children working online, how to spot the warning signs of abuse in both adults and children, as well as knowing how to start difficult conversations and get help.
This child sexual abuse awareness and prevention website was created by the child sexual abuse prevention campaign, Stop It Now! UK and Ireland and The Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF). LFF is a child protection charity which manages Stop it Now! and is supported by an alliance of voluntary and statutory sector partners.'
For more information on Parents Protect, please click here for their website.
PREVENT: Online Radicalisation
As online learning has become vital at the moment to keep your child learning, it is important that you and your child keep safe as well. Please pay a visit to this link to view an Online Safety Magazine created by Vodafone.
As part of our ongoing Online Safety work, you can find Parent information and safety guides for platforms such as Fortnite, YouTube, Minecraft, ROBLOX and many more by clicking here
Make sure you check out the 7 Questions guide below (as well as all the other guides on the National Online Safety's website) which will help you to learn about what your child is up to online and to see what platforms your child may use and how to keep them safe.
For Your Information
Also, you can check out the Online Safety videos created by CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection). They have created educational videos that parents can watch together with their children and they are suitable for both Key Stage groups. Their YouTube channel features other educational videos that are worth taking a couple of minutes to watch for more information on how to protect your child.
- To watch the Key Stage 1 (Infants) video, please click here here to the "Lee and Kim" cartoon.
- To watch the Key Stage 2 (Juniors) video, please click here to the "Jigsaw" short film.
For more information about CEOP and who they are, please click here to their website where you can find out more information and useful tips to keep your child safe.
INTERNET SAFETY - There is increasing concern over the potential dangers for children using the Internet, Facebook, MSN, etc.
The technology is here to stay – we must learn how to educate the children to use it safely and be aware of the dangers ourselves.
There is an interactive website which explores these dangers. We would therefore encourage you to spend some time with your child over the half term holiday and complete some of the on-line activities from the following website:- www.thinkuknow.co.uk