Our children are growing up in a digital age. There are many exciting and wonderful experiences and tools that can be found online. However, there are risks, just as there are in the real world. Keeping up with the latest technology and ensuring it is used safely is a challenge for schools and parents alike.
Here at Christ Church, we regard safety on the internet as incredibly important and aim to educate children in the safe use of the internet. All children cover e-safety as part of the curriculum and we regularly discuss dangers of the internet as we prepare our children for the reality and demands of the real world.
When using the internet, children must make sure that they are using it in a responsible way:
- Only talk to people you know
- Communicate in the same way you would in person
- Remember to follow guidelines you are given by adults
- Check the recommended age of any sites you are using and speak to an adult
Further Guidance and Support
As a parent, it’s important you know that all social networking platforms (or social networking
As a parent, it’s important you know that all social networking platforms (or social networking apps) have age limits. Some social networks use technologies that may not be right for some ages, or engage with communities that are made up of people much older than your child.
If you do allow your child to engage with these apps, ensure you monitor their accounts regularly so that you can see who or what they are engaging with and that they are using the platform in a safe manner. Reinforce e-safety messages to your children and talk to them about how to behave safely and with respect when online at home, including social media platforms. The number of apps and social media channels your child could be exposed to grow all the time, as does an app's functionality. We recommend you visit National Online Safety to read the latest and most current advice on new apps and games to ensure you know what they do, how you can limit their features as well as recommended age restrictions. You can also visit Internet Matters for how to set up parental controls on a range of smartphones, devices, entertainment, broadband and social media.
- Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying
- National Online Safety Guides
- NSPCC Online Safety
- NSPCC Share Aware
- Think you Know
- Digital Parenting Guide
- Parenting in a Digital World
- UK Safer Internet
Reporting Concerns Online - CEOP
The NCA's CEOP Command is here to help children and young people up to the age of 18. They help if you feel you have been forced or tricked into taking part in activity which makes you feel uncomfortable with anyone online, or in the real world. They also have advice and guidance if you are suffering from cyberbullying and hacking. Please click on the icon to visit the CEOP website.