ONLINE SAFETY

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At the Redhill Academy, we work to provide high-quality guidance for students and their families in relation to the dangers of the online digital world. We also provide guidance and support to help stay safe and avoid these risks and dangers.

In this section, you will find some links to websites and resources to help you at home, as well as information and fact sheets that we have sourced to help you read and discuss. Please take some time to look at these websites and resources, we really do feel that they can help keep you and your child safer online.

E-SAFETY IN SCHOOL

As part of the Computing curriculum, students in Key Stage 3 learn about what information should not be shared in the public domain. As well as this, students are educated about Internet etiquette and guidelines that should be adhered to on social networking sites. PSHE is also a key area where students are educated about E-Safety, the dangers associated with Internet browsing and the consequences of inappropriate behaviour online.

SOCIAL NETWORKING

Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter continue to grow in terms of their popularity, especially with children, some as young as 7 or 8 years old.  Please click on the link below which aims to provide support regarding a range of key topics in relation to online safety.

Top E-Safety Tips For Parents

TOP TIPS

Parents and Carers

  1. Ensure the computer is kept in an area of the house, where it is easier to monitor what young people are accessing online.
  2. Make the most of Internet filtering software and use your web browser’s controls to enable security on different websites.
  3. Inform children not to share their personal information online.
  4. Create a “code of conduct” policy where young people are involved in creating rules which must be abided by when using the Internet at home.
  5. Be online together! Browsing the Internet with your child and being involved in their ‘online world’ will promote online safety.

WEBSITES & PHONE NUMBERS

Websites

 

Phone Numbers

  • Childline – 0800 1111
  • StopitNow – 0800 1000900

Additional resources to support parents and carers to keep their children safe online:

  • Thinkuknow – provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online.
  • Parent info – is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.
  • Childnet – offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age 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.
  • Internet matters – provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.
  • London Grid for Learning – has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online.
  • Net-aware – has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games.
  • Let’s Talk About It – has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation.
  • UK Safer Internet Centre – has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services.
  • NSPCC – has advice on setting up parental controls, tips on how to talk to children about online safety, including the risk of sharing and receiving nude images and how to support children if they have seen something online that has upset them.