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Dubmire Primary Academy

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Dubmire Primary Academy

Online safety

We value computing greatly within our school and provide the children with a range of experiences to aid their learning. As part of this, want our children to Be SMART online. The Internet is an invaluable resource which enables us to gain knowledge, develop skills, create relationships and have fun. However, in an ever-changing world, it is vital that children are provided with the knowledge and skills to use the Internet safely and appropriately.

At Dubmire, we are committed to keeping children safe when using the Internet. To do this, we take endeavour to take every opportunity to promote Online Safety including having Online safety pupil agreements which the children sign; taking part in Safer Internet Day; displaying key safety information across the school; and equipping our children with the latest safety information during lessons and in assemblies.

However, in many cases, most of a child’s Internet usage happens away from school. Therefore, we feel it is important that parents and carers are equipped with key information which could keep themselves and their children safe online. Here is some useful information for setting up Internet filtering and parental controls https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parental-controls-offered-your-home-internet-provider

As technology develops so does the minefield of new terms, names and acronyms. Vodafone Digital Parenting have produced a glossary and jargonbuster which may help you keep up with the latest terminology.  

Use the CEOP report button if you ever feel that your child could be in danger or feeling threatened online and keep any evidence your have.

Our Online Safety pupil agreements

Safer searching

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but provided is advise for safer searching and some links to “safer” search engines:

Google provides a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this by downloading instructions here

Kidsmart.org.uk also offer some excellent advice on safer searching.

Research searching

Kiddle

KidRex

Safe search kids 

Kids Yahoo

Image searching

Pics4Learning
picsearch

Social media, gaming and sharing

More and more, children are using the Internet for sharing photos and video, gaming and communication.  You’ve probably all heard of Facebook, Instagram  WhatsApp  and Fortnite  but what about Google HangoutsKik  and YuboNetAware  provide a range of helpful guides about social media, gaming and communication apps and websites which children are using.

More information on keep children safe when gaming can be found by clicking the links below:

 

Apple IOS (I-Phone and tablets) - parental controls

Blackberry Settings

Childnet  

Facebook

Facebook checklist

Facebook privacy settings

Google Play (Android phones and tablets) - parental controls

Get safe online  

Instagram safety

My X-Box parental controls

Nspcc 

PlayStation - How to set parental controls and spending limits on PS4

PlayStation - parental control

Snapchat checklist

Twitter checklist

Webwise 

X-Box-Family-Membership-Guidance-for-Parents

Being share aware

 

The NSPCC and O2 have teamed up with the aim of making us more aware when using the Internet. The Share Aware section of the website includes videos, guides, tips and support for keeping children safe online.

Useful links

Click on the links below to access other websites which include a wealth of resources and support to help make the Internet a safer place.

 

Links for children

Think you know - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

The Cyber Cafe (cyber safety for 8-10 yr olds) - http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

Hector's World (cyber safety for 5-7 yr olds) - http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7

UK Safer Internet Centre - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

KidSmart - http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/

CBBC OwnIt - https://www.bbc.com/ownit

BBC Webwise - http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/topics/safety-and-privacy/

Newsround - http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13908828

Click Clever, Click Safe - Gives you a guide to help you enjoy the internet safely

CyberMentors - CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online

 

Links for parents

 

NetAware - https://www.net-aware.org.uk/news/?

Internet matters - https://www.internetmatters.org/

CEOP - https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Childnet International - https://www.childnet.com/

Parent info - https://parentinfo.org/articles/all

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

Vodafone digital parenting - https://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting.html#

Vodaphone parenting magazine - https://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting/parents-and-carers/digital-parenting-magazine.html

CEOP - http://www.ceop.police.uk/

Internet Watch Foundation - https://www.iwf.org.uk/

NSPCCChild Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of childre

Childnet - Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for childreN

Digizen.org - The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is

Kidscape - Parenting - Cyber Bullying and Online Safety 

Advice for Parents and Carers

How to protect your children on their smartphones - https://www.tigermobiles.com/blog/how-to-protect-your-children-on-their-smartphone/