Online Safety Information Evening for Parents & Carers
TUESDAY 13th JUNE, AT 5PM or 6PM
Each year we undertake training with our students to coincide with Safer Internet Day in early February, a day that is very important to our school community.
Childnet International, who form part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, have produced an online safety presentation to help schools, parents and carers to support children and young people online.
To celebrate the many positives of the internet, and to raise awareness of the issues that children and young people face online today, we will be hosting an online safety information evening where we will be delivering this presentation for parents and carers of children in every year group, including our feeder primary schools. Childnet International are experts in the field of online and mobile safety education and we highly recommend that you attend this event. The session will provide practical advice and safety tips to help manage internet safety issues, and discussions surrounding suitable behaviour online. During the evening members of staff will also cover the following:
- The use of Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, Mobile Technology and Instant messaging
- On-line Gaming
- Digital Footprints/On-line Reputation
The event which is being held on Tuesday, 13th June will have two presentations, one at 5pm and one at 6pm, both in the dining hall at Waterleat Road. Both will be the same and you can choose to come to either one.
We believe that internet safety education is a crucial element of the curriculum and an essential part of young people’s development. This session is designed to help you become more aware of the safety messages that your children receive in school in order to reinforce them in your home environment.
If you would like to attend the ‘On-Line Rights and Responsibilities’ evening please e-mail: [email protected] with your details and state which session you would like to attend.
Survive The Tech Summer Holidays: Online Safety Tips for Parents & Carers
For advice and tips to help keep your children safeonline this Summer from SWGFL and Torbay Safer Communities please click the links below:
Recently all four big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media – have produced short video tutorials that will show you how to download and set up the parental controls they provide for their customers to manage internet access in the home.
How to set up the parental controls offered by BT:
How to set up the parental controls offered by Sky:
How to set up the parental controls offered by TalkTalk:
How to set up the parental controls offered by Virgin Media:
Other Great Resources:
- Anti-Bullying Alliance and the Sex Education Forum produced advice on talking to teens about friendship, love and relationships online http://www.anti-
- BBC’s Webwise have a number of e-safety films, interviews and articles for young people and parents http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/
- BBC Radio One’s #ShareTakeCare game – what kind of pictures and statuses are you being tagged in? http://www.sharetakecare.co.
This is another good site we have found for general information about e-safety: