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Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February with the theme “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you.”
At Ashton Gate, KS1 will be watching a cartoon in assembly and discussing it in the classroom, KS2 will have a big focus on ways to stay safe and be responsible online.

More details to follow

Useful online safety guidelines to discuss with your child -

  • Maintain an open dialogue with your child
  • Create a family agreement to establish your children’s boundaries and your expectations
  • Give your child strategies to deal with any online content that they are not comfortable with
  • Consider using filtering software to block unwanted content.
  • Explain the dangers of posting content and the trail that can be left behind.
  • Understand the law by familiarising yourself with the age ratings for games and apps
  • Familiarise yourself with the privacy settings and reporting features
  • Set up a family email address that your children can use when signing up to new games and websites online.
  • Encourage them never to divulge any personal information such as age, address or contact details to anyone online.
  • Encourage your children to use nicknames (where possible) instead of their full name online and create strong passwords for every account.

 

See the document attached for more information

 

Useful websites for more information:

www.saferinternet.org.uk

https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/mobile-health-check-for-kids-smartphones-and-tablets/

A video and information to keep phones and tablets safe for children to use

https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/back-to-school-online-safety-guides/discovering-digital-at-primary-school/

Some guidance on what primary age children might use technology for and how we can support/protect them

www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/hot-topics/gaming

www.commonsensemedia.org (this website provides independent reviews, age ratings and other information about all types of media)

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.safenetwork.org.uk

www.nspcc.org.uk

E-Safety Policy

Pupil Acceptable Use Policy Agreements

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