Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Kidbrooke Park Primary School. All of our pupils are taught how to stay safe and behave appropriately online, but this approach is only successful if we work together and reinforce safe behaviour at home too.
Please remember that you can start supporting your child straight away.
One of the ways you can support your child online it by taking an active interest in your child’s online life and engage in the digital world with them.
Be involved in your child’s online life. Talk to your child; ask them to show you what they are using their mobile devices for; ask them to tell you about/show you the websites the use, the social-networking profiles they have. If they know you understand they are more likely to approach you if they need support.
Establish clear boundaries and expectations. Think about what they might see, what they share, who they talk to and how long they spend online. Restrict internet access in bedrooms so that your child has to use the internet in a communal area within the house.
Know what connects to the internet and how. Your child will use all sorts of devices and gadgets, make sure you are aware which ones connect to the internet (phone, games console, TV). Also find out how they are connecting to the internet – if it is your Wifi you can enforce safety settings, if it is your neighbour’s you cannot.
Encourage your child to “Think before you post”. Online actions can impact on yourself and on others. Content posted privately online can be publicly shared by others and may remain online forever.
Emphasise that not everyone is who they say they are. Make sure you child knows never to meet up with someone they only know online without taking a trusted adult with them. People might not always be who they say they are.
Know what to do when something goes wrong. It is important to know when and how to report any problems – understand how to report to service providers and use blocking and deleting tools.
Gaming - What parents and carers need to know:
Using parental controls:
Younger children sharing pictures or videos online:
I’m worried my child might see something inappropriate online: