E Safety during Covid 19

E Safety during Covid-19
 
As schools are closed for an extended period of time, we know that our children will be using devices and the internet to a much greater extent.  Therefore, this is a most imperative time in keeping our children safe online.  As teachers are not teaching, Parents we know this is overwhelming and we are here to help.
 
Top Tips:
 
  • Supervise your child's use
  • Always check what messages they are sending and receiving
  • Limit their use
  • Spend time being online together
  • Make sure that APP's being are used are appropriate to their age
 
Activities to complete online to keep safe during Covid 19
 
Charity Commissioners Digital Safety and Well being Kit
 
Child Net
 
Safer Internet Activities
 
CEOP Home Learning Short Activities
 
Online links: 
    • Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
    • London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
    • Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
    • Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
    • Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
    • UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
This guide features what children do online, the threat of online strangers and how to ensure a healthy balance between Internet use, your children’s online privacy, digital security and more on online safety to mention. https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/parents-guide-for-safe-youtube-and-internet-streaming-for-kids/
 
Monthly Online Safety Newsletter
Age Restricted APP's
 
Please remember that APP's have age restrictions as young children are unable to deal with emotions involved with using them.  They have not yet learnt how to deal with comments and what they should and should not be writing.  
 
It is really important to realise that there are many safe APP's and websites available which children can use independently e.g. mathletics, times table rockstars, teach your monster to read and more.  However, others need constant supervision like TIk Tok, You Tube, what's app messaging .  Parental controls can help but children do still need to be supervised.
 
Reasons to use Parental Controls
 
  • help monitor their devices
  • allow you to manage what your children find on search engines
  • can block certain features of games that can be accessed
  • help establish good cyber safety habits
  • can set screen time limits
  • can help to teach cyber etiquette
 
Useful Guides