Online Safety Advice for Parents & Carers

ONLINE SAFETY FOR PARENTS

The ‘Keeping children safe in education’ document sets out the legal duties with which schools and colleges must comply and also contains information on what schools and colleges should do in order to keep children safe. At St Pius X Catholic Preparatory School we are well aware of the risks when children use technology – whether at school or at home.

We believe that an effective approach to online safety empowers our school to protect and educate the whole school community in their use of technology and we aim to establish a mechanism to identify and intervene in any incident when appropriate.

With this in mind we recently carried out an online safety audit with pupils and staff. The results have shown that there is an opportunity for us to inform children, parents and carers of the need to discuss online activities and the ever-evolving risk children are being exposed to, and to provide more up to date information about the online world.

Therefore, St Pius X Catholic Preparatory School has registered with National Online Safety –

“We are an independent online safety training provider founded by three fathers on a mission to keep children safe online.” National Online Safety.         (https://nationalonlinesafety.com)

This group produces super resources to help both parents and teachers keep our children safe online.

 

 

We have added some of these resources to our school website (see below) and we will be sending out weekly newsletters from the NOS to help us all keep up to date with the ever-changing world of technology.

Please take the time to look through these leaflets – although not all may be appropriate to your child, they show a fascinating world of Apps, Games and Websites which are easily obtainable by children.

 

Downloads

7 Conversation topics;  Download

Age Ratings; Download

Apex Legends Guide; Download

App Store Guide; Download

Catfishing; Download

Child Devices Guide; Download

Fake News Guide; Download

FIFA Guide; Download

Fortnite Guide; Download

Grooming Safety Guide; Download

Grant Theft Auto Guide; Download

Home Devices Guide; Download

House-Party Guide; Download

Instagram Guide; Download

Kik Guide; Download

Live-Me Guide; Download

Live Streaming Guide; Download

Minecraft Guide; Download

Online Bullying – what children need to know; Download

Parents Guide to online challenges; Download

Reddit Guide; Download

Roblox Guide; Download

Screen Addiction Guide; Download

Snapchat Guide; Download

TikTok Guide; Download

Twitch Guide; Download

Twitter Guide; Download

WhatsApp Guide; Download

Youtube Guide; Download

 

There are lots of websites from which you can obtain more information regarding online safety – here are a few more;

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

https://swgfl.org.uk/resources/