With children at home & possibly entertaining themselves independently for periods of time on-line, it is increasingly important for e-safety to remain a priority. Please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online for more E-safety information during these times. Safer Internet Day is observed every year at St Francis and children regularly discuss the reasons in class as to why we stay safe when using technology. As one of our Charter statements is ‘Stay Safe’ your child will be used to discussing this.
Think u know www.thinkuknow.co.uk has put together some home learning packs intended to provide you with support and resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child.
The first thing to do is read the Parents and Carers Helpsheets –Primary, it contains key online safety advice and links to their resources, as well as support services.
Once you have read the Helpsheets, click on the links to download your first home activity packs for each age range. Or download them straight from the St Francis website.
Each pack contains two 15 minute activities to do with your child, using Thinkuknow resources. Two more are also due to be released.
Given the circumstance we find ourselves in, it's likely that children will spend more time on YouTube. Alan Mackenzie, an e-safety adviser has recorded a new video giving some tips on the few functions available within YouTube to help parents. Please feel free to share far and wide. The video is just over 14 minutes.
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website: