ONLINE SAFETY RESOURCES
Use the Whisper button below, to report worries or issues to school staff. A link to the SWGFL Reporting Harmful Content form, and an explantion of its use, appears at the bottom of this page.
GUIDES FOR PARENTS
It is difficult for parents to stay fully in-touch with the ever changing array of social media.
In order to assist parents we host an annual parent information evening . Staff and a representative of the Yorkshire Police cyber team are present at parents evenings, to help answer any queries that you may have.
The Parent Info tab above provides a link to recent articles on online safety and below are also some websites that signpost good advice for parents.
The NSPCC and O2 guide can be accessed by clicking here or on the link below.
The London Grid for Learning, has launched a new useful source of information for parents. You can access Digisafe by clicking on the link above
Internet Matters have put together a very useful, comprehensive guide for children to assist with critical thinking on a range of topics, such as fake news, making personal information, managing relationships and much more. There is advice and guidance for children and young people, as well as activities that you can do with your children..
Advice for parents
During the Covid 19 lockdowns, for many families daily routines changed. With longer periods spent online, with many parents and children working and/or studying from home, we understand there may be increased concern from parents about the safety of their children online. Many parents are concerned about the continued impact on the child's wellbeing of newly acquired digital habits.
It is important for children and young people to stay both connected and safe online. Remember to make use of parental controls and to talk with your children.
If you have downloaded new apps or bought new devices like web cams or tablets, remember to adjust the privacy and security settings to suit you.
Parental controls put you in control of what your child can see. Internet Matters has step by step guides on how to set these up.
The BBC’s Own It app helps children stop and think before they press the ‘send’ button.
A tool kit to support parents and carers of any age child to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.
|Every Mind Matters||
Advice and simple tips on how to maintain your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak
StaySafeStayHome online resources and advice to support families.
|Let’s Talk About It||
Support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation.
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including 6 top tips to keep primary aged children safe online.
Support for parents and carers from NSPCC, providing a guide to social networks, apps and games.
Provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.
Public Health England’s Rise Above social marketing programme aims to help build resilience and support good mental health of young people aged 10-16.
Provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) to stay safe online. To help families manage during this time, the NCA has launched #OnlineSafetyAtHome, a set of fun, engaging activities based on Thinkuknow cartoons, films, games, and advice articles.
|UK Council for Internet Safety||Education for a Connect World. A framework to equip children and young people for digital life.|
Games Consoles - Parental advice
Click on the individual links below:
The RHC button below, has been developed to offer anyone living in the UK a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to reporting routes for commonly used social networking sites, gaming platforms, apps and streaming services alongside trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting online harm to the RHC service for those over the age of 13 where an intial report has been made to industry but no action has been taken. RHC will review content in line with a sites' community standards and act in a mediatory capacity where content goes against these.
Children under 13 years of age are encouraged to tell an adult that they trust about what has happened and to ask for their help in reporting this going through our how we can help resource together.
Reporting Harmful COntent
Reports can be made 24/7 through the online reporting form below, and helpline practitioners will review and respond to reports within 72 hours between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.