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Internet Safety at Nutfield Church

Over the last ten years or so, there has been an explosion in the use of digital technology. It has become an everyday part of our lives, with our means of communication, shopping, entertainment and sources of information all driven by the internet. Its basic premise of interconnectivity is both useful and desirable and, to put it quite simply, human beings of all ages love it!

However, there is a darker side to all this technology. Children are, by their very nature, inexperienced and inquisitive. To them, the digital world offers an exciting blend of fun and social interaction and it is easy for them to jump right into it by downloading a whole host of apps, without a thought for how they might be compromising their safety.

At Nutfield Church School, we teach children in all classes how to stay safe in the online world, through regular Internet Safety lessons, using a mixture of videos and activities, aimed at their different ages and experiences.  As staying safe online straddles school and home, we encourage parent, family and wider school community involvement in our efforts to inform children about the digital world.

This page contains a variety of information and ideas about how you can keep your family safe online.  We have included videos, websites and fact sheets from many trusted organisations with an interest and expertise in this area, including CEOP, NSPCC, and the BBC. Many of these resources are aimed at primary aged children and we encourage you to share them with your children so that they understand both the advantages and disadvantages of the digital world and begin to navigate their path safely through it.

Concerned about online grooming?
Make a Report!

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with your child online? Are you concerned about online grooming or sexual behaviour online? If the answer is YES,  Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors. For more information regarding online safety, visit the CEOPS website. please click on the image below.

 


ThinkuKnow

The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much. You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?

The ThinkuKnow website is really helpful and aims to make online parenting simple and offers many practical tips and simple guidance.

GOTO: www.thinkuknow.co.uk


Social Networks Safeguarding Guidelines for parents

NSPCC’s Net Aware provides guidance to parents on social networking sites, apps and games which children use and how to keep their children safe in today’s digital world. It can be accessed via https://www.net-aware.org.uk/. Given that many such new sites constantly appear, this website can be quite useful to stay up to date and keep children safe.


More information

If you have any concerns or would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to speak to us. You can find out more about how children use social media, the apps they use, the risks they face, how to use privacy settings, and advice and tips about how to talk to your children at:

Online Safety Newsroom

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