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What is Online Safety?
Online safety not only means accessing the internet on a computer, but all other ways in which children access technology and communication e.g. mobile phones, iPads, online gaming etc. Whilst the internet and technology can be a very valuable tool to support children's learning, there are times when it can have negative effects on children. It is important for schools and parents to be aware of the potential dangers and ensure safe usage by all.
Online Safety at Cedars
At Cedars, children are taught about online safety through the computing curriculum and as stand alone lessons during Safety weeks / Internet Safety days. Please also see below for our Online Safety Policy.
Online Safety at Home
It is important to talk to your child about how they use the internet and ensure that you are aware of sites they are visiting and who they may be communicating with.
We have put together a list of websites for parents that provide ideas and support for promoting internet safety at home. Click the following link:
Parent information about online safety
Cedars Esafety Policy
Keep your child safe online
It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.
Talk to your child about the importance of creating a safe online environment, including keeping any log-in details and passwords safe.
These resources will support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:
- Thinkuknow by the National Crime Agency - Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (NCA-CEOP) - resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online
- Childnet has developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety, as well as guidance on keeping under-fives safe online
- Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP - support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations
- National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) - guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centre - tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online - you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre
- Inclusive Digital Safety Hub and Online Safety Hub, created by South West Grid for Learning in partnership with Internet Matters - support and tailored advice for young people with additional learning needs and their parents or carers
- Parents’ Guide to Age Ratings explains how the British Board of Film Classification rates content, and gives parents advice on choosing online content well