Moving towards 2023
As we seek to provide more information to help involve parents in supporting and reinforcing our robust online safeguarding in school, we often include some material provided by London Grid for Learning (LGfL). Digisafe and Parentsafe are 2 good starting points. Designed with KCSIE, Ofsted and the new RSHE curriculum in mind, the DigiSafe service offers extensive safeguarding training by leading experts, with quality-assured resources and support for staff and parents/carers, as well as policy guidance and templates, self-service online CPD, SEND and EAL support and updated guidance for remote learning to help you keep children safe. See more from @LGfLDigiSafe on Twitter / Facebook
As the Online Safety scenery changes so rapidly – this page serves to point you in the direction of established organisations that regularly update their advice and can best support parents in keeping their children safe online.
Common Sense Media – “Social media isn’t simply a way of life for kids — it’s life itself. To help them keep their online interactions safe, productive, and positive, we offer the most up-to-date research and guidance on social media basics.” https://www.commonsensemedia.org/social-media
A really useful part of their site helps you to keep up with the apps, games and websites that children are using. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/parents-ultimate-guides
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.
The Thinkuknow website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
Internet Matters is an online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.
ParentINFO is a collaboration between ParentZone and CEOP. There are useful guides and articles on helping your child stay safe online.