‘Safety does not come instantly, you should implement it consistently.’
Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun. At Gusford we want to help young people and their families to get the most out of digital technologies, as well as dealing with any challenges that it might bring. Children must recognise that every click, every post, every purchase and every photo that they upload online leaves a digital footprint.
It may feel daunting, but you don't need to be an expert on the internet. Understanding what children do online and the risks they face will help you keep your child safe online. It is important that we talk about the potential dangers to our children.
If you want to find out more information about online safety, we have attached some useful handouts and websites below.
Should you have any queries or in need of any additional support, please feel free to contact our Online Safety Co-Ordinator - Mrs Cagney (Deputy Headteacher)
2019 Online Safety Updates
www.thinkyouknow.co.uk- is a website that gives practical advice and guidance for children, young people, parents and carers.
www.pegi.info- PEGI is a quick way to find the age ratings for computer games designed for Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony game consoles.
www.childnet.com- Childnet is absolutely packed with resources, information and videos.
www.getsafeonline.org – Get Safe Online is a fairly comprehensive website which offers advice ranging from physical security measures to age appropriate guidance and sections on social networking and safeguarding children.
www.internetmatters.org – Internet Matters offers help for parents to keep their children safe online. It features sections with age appropriateness guidance for children and sections on current issues and the use of different technologies.