Online Safety

Children and young people spend alot of time online - it's a great way for them to socialise, learn, explore and have fun.

The NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to put together some handy hints and useful information for parents and carers to support young people to safely make the most of the internet and social media. Use the link beneath to go to the NSPCC website or have a look at their leaflet.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ 

The CEOPS website [link below] has a range of practical of advice for parents and carers, as well as videos to watch with your young person about staying safe online. There is information for young people on the autistic spectrum and social media advice videos for young people with learning difficulties.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

As we ask families to access links and learning from home, please find below information from eLiM to support your young person at home with online safety.  Rather than just teaching our students about online safety in stand alone lessons, we ensure that conversations about online safety are held every time the internet is accessed at school, so that they can put learning in to practice and feel able to communicate with adults if they feel unsafe.

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Childline's Calm Zone

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Many children and adults have times when they find it tricky to stay calm. Childline have launched a new area of their website to help. Their Calm Zone includes:

  • Activities
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Expressing Yourself
  • Yoga Videos
  • Games
  • Ways to cope videos

and is free to use.at: 

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

Support for parents and carers during schools closures

During school closures, it will be particularly helpful for families to have access to guidance and support to keep each other healthy and safe with technology. These suggestions could be shared via your school website or social media:

DigiSafe Undressed Campaign

The 'Undressed' campaign from Digisafe is designed to give the youngest primary age children age-appropriate messages about not getting changed or undressed online. Research shows that young children can be tricked or coerced through games and challenges to remove their clothes in front of a camera, which is why it is essential that this message is communicated even at this early age.

Digisafe have released a new animation and other resources to support their already existing materials. Find the new resources and more information about why this campaign is so important at:
https://undressed.lgfl.net/

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