Many thanks to James Garnett, our Online Safeguarding governor, for his interesting and informative presentation about keeping children safe online on Thursday. A copy of his presentation can be found below in the files to download.
Some highlights from James' talk:
- not using phones and mobile devices at the dinner table - talking as a family is very important for development
- keeping screens out of the bedroom at bedtime
- talking as a family about keeping safe online and about cyber-cyberbullying and what children should do if they are worried
- not using phones when crossing a road or doing any other activity that requires a person's full attention
- making sure children take a break from screens every two hours by getting up and being active
- policing their own use too - parents should give their children proper attention and quality family time and never assume they are happy for pictures to be shared
Where can parents go for help?
- Safer Internet Centre - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers
- Connect Safely - http://www.connectsafely.org/
- NetAware (by the NSPCC) - https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
- Common Sense Media - https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
- Think U Know (part of CEOP) - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Please ask Mrs Borland or Mr Fernandes at school if you need any further information or guidance.