ONLINE SAFETY : HOME & MOBILE DEVICES
“The best schools work closely with all families to help them ensure that their children use new technologies safely and responsibly both at home and at school” – OFSTED
KEEP CHILDREN SAFE ON MOBILE DEVICES
Around half of parents do not use internet controls or filtering software.
13 per cent of parents of children aged 5–15 have not heard of such controls.
- Parents are even less aware of safeguarding controls for mobile phones and games consoles.
- While children are generally aware of how they should behave to stay safe online, they often do not use these strategies
FILTER THROUGH YOUR WiFi / PARENTAL CONTROLS
Other services that are popular with young people also provide tools that are helpful to activate in addition to filters. Find out more about YouTube Safety Mode, Google SafeSearch, 4OD Parental Control, BBC iPlayer Parental Guidance Lock, ITV Player PIN number protection and and Sky Go Parental Controls. Links to all these can be found by clicking the button below.
No filter or parental controls tool is 100% effective, and many of the risks that young people face online are because of their own and other’s behaviour. It is therefore important to talk to your children about staying safe online with your child and make sure they know that they can turn to you if they get into any difficulty. For more information about key topics such as cyberbullying, sexting and social networking, see the more advice for parents. Click the button below…
BUILT-IN SETTINGS ON THE IPAD
iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches include a feature called “guided access” that allows you to lock your device into a particular app.
General > Accessibility > Guided Access. Then triple-click the Home Button to turn it on and off.
SAFE BROWSING ON THE IPAD
There are numerous options available to you for safe browsing on the iPad rather than Safari which can be disabled in your restrictions (see BUILT-IN SETTINGS ON THE IPAD).
One is called Olly Browser and it is free.
NOTE: Some people have reported that some of these apps are a little ‘clunky’ on certain devices. Others have said they are perfect. Have a go – if it doesn’t work for you then delete it and try something else. These are just suggestions. Good luck!
APPS FOR ANDROID AND KINDLE FIRE
PAID FOR – DEVICE MANAGEMENT & MONITORING
Famigo – lows certain free apps but paid apps are added to a wish list.
FREE APPS FOR ANDROID
OTHER RESOURCES THAT YOU MAY FIND USEFUL
Be Internet Awesome with Google
OurPact is a simple family locator and parental control app that allows parents to locate family members and limit screen time by blocking internet and app access.
Website that tells parents about certification on Films, Computer Games and online sites. This site will tell you why a particular certificate rating has been applied and give details on what content users can expect to be exposed to.
ONLINE SAFETY : IN THE CLASSROOM
The internet is an important learning tool with so many uses in school as well as at home. We are living in a world http://premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/allergy/ where computers and technology are important. Almost every job has some type of computer or technology requirement. So it makes a lot of sense that all children need to learn how to use a computer and the internet.
There are many benefits to using the internet, but also risks. Schools need to be aware of the risks, and how to manage them, to keep their pupils safe. You need to be in the know.
There are lots of links on this page to help you. Some links will be for teachers’ information while others can be used with children in school. The list of websites for pupils to use are all safe and easy to navigate, and they could use these independently.
Enjoy – and stay safe!
LINKS FOR PUPILS
Check out the cool Cyber Cafe – there are games and stories that will help you learn about staying safe online, using your phone, downloading music and emailing. Think you know it all already? Have a go at the Brain Teaser Quiz and test yourself! Click these links below…
Go to Know It All for information on eSafety. Go adventuring with Kara, Winston and the SMART crew!
Learn more about the internet and being a SMART surfer here:
Find out how to stay safe when chatting online with true stories, activities and games on Chat Danger:
Remember: be SMART:
LINKS FOR TEACHERS
CEOP’s Thinkuknow programme provides a range of free educational resources – films, lesson plans, presentations, practitioner guidance, games and posters – to professionals working with children and young people:
Know IT All for Primary school teachers is designed especially for primary school staff to help them understand important e-safety issues and how to get the most out of the internet:
The UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology:
Safe search engines for kids to use in school:
Smileys are a very popular text based image often used in chat rooms, on instant messenger sites or in texting. Smiley faces are created by typing the required symbols, such as : – ) on your keyboard. Most software will automatically generated a graphical smiley image when you type the required symbols. The link below will take you to a page which sets out some of the most commonly used smileys and their meanings.
Acronyms are also widely used on the internet (e.g. LOL, ROFL, BRB). They can be hard to understand if you’re not familiar with them, so follow this link to see some of the most common, along with their translations!
TES has an area for educational practitioners to share resources and ideas with each other.
Here is a link to some good eSafety resources on TES:
ONLINE SAFETY : SOCIAL MEDIA
A PARENT’S GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA
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