How can we protect children using computers, ipads, netbooks and the internet?
The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.
You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?
As a parent/carer it’s really important to familiarise yourself with social networking services. Most sites stipulate a minimum user age of 13, although some interactive sites are designed specifically for younger children.
BY UNDERSTANDING THESE SITES YOU CAN HELP TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILDREN IN CHOOSING AN APPROPRIATE SITE AND USING IT IN A SAFE AND CONSTRUCTIVE WAY.
You could use the child safe google tools as instructed on their site…
How you can protect your family online
We know how important it is to protect and educate young people on using the Internet, and we want to provide all of our users with a safe experience.
When it comes to family safety, we aim to:
Provide parents and teachers with tools to help them choose what content their children see online
Offer tips and advice to families about how to stay safe online
Work closely with organisations such as charities, others in our industry and government bodies dedicated to protecting young people.
If you have any concerns either about the information shared here or any other aspect of safeguarding, please contact Nikki Buckley-Feiven (Designated Safeguarding Lead & Headteacher) or Andy Clark (Deputy DSL) / Safeguarding Academy Councillor Lynda Hunter – all via the school office/telephone or email.
The Northumberland County Council Designated Safeguarding Officer is Adam Hall who can be contacted on – 01670 623979 or via email on LADO@northumberland.gov.uk
To anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse content and/or non-photographic child sexual abuse images, please click here.
Here are some useful websites for adults on e-safety:
- NSPCC Online Safety Advice
- Useful E-safety Websites
- UK Safer Internet Centre
- Keeping Your Child Safe Online
- Social Media Guidance for Parents
- Online Grooming Factsheet
- PEGI System and Structure
- Family Tip Sheet – Smart Searching
- Family Tip Sheet – Cyberbullying