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All Saints Primary School

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Online Safety

The Internet is a wonderful place to play and learn! From education and exciting games, to live video chat with relatives on the other side of the world, the Internet is an incredible tool that we can use at home, on the go and in school. 

Top Tips for Parents and Carers this Internet Safety Day
Make space for regular conversations about life online

Talk openly and frequently about what you are doing online and encourage your child to do the same. Talk about the positive experiences you can have online, share what you have done when you have come across content you did not want to, and how you dealt with the situation.

 Make space for enjoying and exploring the online world together

Play games, watch videos, and express an interest in your child’s online life. Celebrate all the opportunities that technology has to offer, and show them what a great space the Internet can be when used responsibly.

 Make space for working as a family to agree expectations for going online

Talk to your family about the role technology plays in your lives. Establish rules and expectations that encourage meaningful use of technology, in the same way you set boundaries in other areas of your children’s lives. It’s important to review these regularly and adapt them for each member of your family.

 Make space for learning about the apps, games and websites your child is using

There are lots of tools and guides to support you with keeping your child safe on whatever apps, games and websites they are using. Research age ratings, privacy settings, and safety features (like the block and report button) so that you are best placed to help your child should anything go wrong.

 Make space for supporting and reassuring your child if things go wrong

Remind your child they can talk to you about anything. If something goes wrong, listen and respond with reassurance and kindness and stay calm. Work with your child to find solutions to the problem, perhaps by using the block and report tools or seeking advice from your child’s school.

The following links are full of helpful information for parents and provide lots of advice that cover all aspects of the Internet. 

Manchester Safeguarding Partnership Online Safety Hub

The brand new, online safety hub created by the Manchester Safeguarding Hub is brilliant! The website is filled with up-to-date content to help parents navigate the online world with their children. From app/game reviews identifying various risks and articles about current trends to detailed information on how to activate parental controls on different devices. We cannot recommend this website enough. 

Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep children safe online
You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep children stay safe online. UK Safer Internet Centre's advice and resources are there to support you as you support your child to use the Internet safely, responsibility and positively.

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